First Spin: Listen to Soft Moon’s ‘Total Decay’ EP
Hear the San Francisco darkwavers' latest in its bleak, bleary, breathtaking entirety
The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez didn’t opt to release his Bay Area “darkwave” outfit’s Total Decay EP on Halloween by mistake: His work under this particular guise is implacably bleak, lifting much of its charred ambiance and dead-eyed rhythms from goth and industrial touchtones of the 1980s. It’s claustrophobic. It’s hypnotic and exhilarating. It’s splattered with wordless howls and unholy drones and so many sounds and rhythms you’d be nuts to want to hear this on your own. Check out Total Decay in its entirety here (it’s okay, we’ll keep you company). Let us know what you think and keep the lights on.