The Soft Moon Celebrate New Album at The Bowery Ballroom

October 29th, 2012

Making experimental-guitar pop punk, the Soft Moon began as Luis Vasquez’s side project three years ago. It started with a couple of singles and then a self-titled LP and an EP, earning heady comparisons to the likes of Joy Division. Pitchfork said the music draws “from the coldest, most metallic zeniths of post-punk and industrial rock.” The material is the product of Vasquez—“I’m Cuban, so I grew up with a lot of Afro-Cuban funk”—and his surroundings—“There are no straight lines in San Francisco.” But while it’s a one-man band when it comes to recorded material, live, the Soft Moon (above, doing “Tiny Spiders”) are a four-piece, with bassist Justin Anastasi, drummer Keven Tecon and synth player Damon Way joining frontman Vasquez, plus Ron Robinson working the visuals. See for yourself how well the band balances what you see and what you hear when they celebrate the release of their newest, Zeros, with a record-release show tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.