The hypnotic-psych duo of Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada, MOON DUO, return to the UK next week for a London show & performance at Latitude's i-Arena stage on Sunday. They have also return for a string of dates around appearances at Green Man & Beacons Festivalsnext month.
To celebrate the news, they're giving away a free download of 'High Over Blue', a 20-minute opus which was previously only available as an iTunes bonus track.
Last year Moon Duo released their follow-up to the critically acclaimed 'Mazes' with the equally stellar (but differently shaped), 'Circles' - inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1841 essay of the same name, on the symbol and nature of "the flying perfect."
For record store day 2013 they released a 12" of remixes remixes by Tom Furse (The Horrors), Life Coach (Phil Manly of Trans Am), Eric Copeland (Black Dice) and more.
See Moon Duo live:
11th Norway, Oslo, Revolver
12th Sweden, Gagnef, Skankaloss Festival
13th Denmark, Copenhagen, Bakken.
14th Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
15th Netherlands, Nijmegen, De Affaire Festival:
17th UK, London, The Dome
19th France, Paris, City Sounds Festival.
21st UK Latitude festival
24th Germany, Munich, Kranhalle @ Feierwerk.
25th Switzerland, Dudingen, Bad Bonn:
27th France, West Rock Festival
2nd Belgium, Liege, Micro Festival:
3rd Luxembourg Exit 07:
6th Italia, Ravenna Hanna Bi
15th France, Route Du Rock Festival
16th UK, Greenman Festival
17th UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute
18th UK, Skipton, Beacons Festival
19th UK, Newcastle, The Cluny
20th UK, Brighton, The Haunt
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.