The Soft Moon
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The Soft Moon has released a new video for his single “Become The Lies” off his forthcoming album Exister out on September 23, you also have a chance to catch him on tour at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles on November 25. This is the second single multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez has shared from Exister and just like the last one, “Become The Lies” shows just how potent his dark wave soundscapes can be.


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Channeling all of his deepest inspirations, from Joy Division to frantic post-punk, The Soft Moon conjures melodic bliss out of industrial-sized discord. Grinding electronica, oscillating crashes, and whining riffs are all held together by Vazquez’s angelic croons. Which echo like a beaming bit of light through the severe atmospherics that explodes on “Become The Lies.”

Like many of the songs that will appear on Exister, the album’s second single deals with the heavy despair that follows discovering your family is lying to you. On “Become The Lies,” his exhausting and passionate struggle with guilt and shame plays out in everything from his incisive lyrics to its pummeling sonics.

The music video for he single, directed by Wiggy, doesn’t try to contain that anxious energy of “Become The Lies.” Embracing its innate kineticism the video sees Vazquez stomping and kicking away as a silhouette on stain-glass, pacing inside a golden hour lit bedroom, and smacking the absolute hell out of a couch cushion. The entire video becomes a visual conduit for the kind of heart-racing catharsis that’s ignited by The Soft Moon’s music.

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“I had an identity crisis after discovering dark secrets about my family’s past. This happened while I was writing the album and it destroyed me. ‘Become The Lies’ expresses how everything I thought I knew about my life was untrue. Lies, shame, and guilt have been recurring themes in my music. I explored it in Criminal, but during the writing process of Exister, I became more self-aware and finally understood that I was never the liar in the story. I wanted to dance in the video to contrast with the lack of control I felt over my life at that moment. It’s my way of shaking off the bad stuff. It’s also an escape from the seriousness of this song.”

Watch the video for The Soft Moon’s single “Become The Lies” below!

The Soft Moon’s new album Exister is out September 23, pre-order it here. He will be playing The Regent Theater in Los Angeles on November 25. Check out the full list of The Soft Moon’s tour dates below!

Visit The Soft Moon’s website, Twitt (er, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

The Soft Moon tour

Sep 26 Hamburg, DE – U&G

Sep 27 Berlin, DE – So36

Sep 28 Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz

Sep 29 Cologne, DE – Gebaude9

Sep 30 Poznan, PL – Próżność

Oct 01 Warsaw, PL – Praga Centrum

Oct 02 Krakow, PL – Klub Muzyczny Poczta Główna

Oct 03 Prague, CZ – Futurum

Oct 04 Munich, DE – Hansa 39

Oct 05 Pordenone, IT – Capitol

Oct 06 Rome, IT – Monk

Oct 07 Milan, IT – Santeria

Oct 08 Bologna, IT – Covo

Oct 10 Toulouse, FR – Le Connexion

Oct 11 Vigo, ES – Master Club

Oct 12 Lisbon, PT – LAV room 2

Oct 13 Madrid, ES – La Casa Encendida

Oct 14 Zaragoza, ES – Jardín de Invierno

Oct 15 Barcelona, ES – Nitsa Club (La (2) de Apolo )

Oct 17 Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne

Oct 18 Zurich, CH – Mascotte Club

Oct 19 Gent, BE – Handelsbeurs

Oct 20 Lille, FR – Le Grand Mix

Oct 21 Luxembourg, LU – Kulturfabrik

Oct 22 Brussels, BE – Beursschouwburg

Oct 24 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord

Oct 25 Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje

Oct 26 Groningen, NL – VERA

Oct 27 London, UK – The Garage

Oct 28 Amiens, FR – La Lune des Pirates

Oct 29 Paris, FR – Trabendo

Nov 09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

Nov 10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 11 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre

Nov 12 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

Nov 13 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle

Nov 14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Nov 16 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s

Nov 17 Houston, TX – Numbers

Nov 18 Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co

Nov 19 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Nov 21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Nov 25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater

Nov 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Nov 29 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Nov 30 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

Dec 01 Seattle, WA – Neumos

Dec 02 Boise, ID – The Olympic

Dec 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Dec 04 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theatre

Dec 06 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

Dec 07 Chicago, IL – Metro

Dec 08 Detroit, MI – El Club

Dec 09 Toronto, ON – The Opera House

Dec 10 Montreal, QC – S.A.T.

Dec 11 Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Words by Steven Ward

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