[album] The Soft Moon – Exister

It’s true that we’ve been surrounded by a lot of post-punk and darkwave music in recent years, but Luis Vasquez aka The Soft Moon has always stood out from the crowd. His new release Exister is a perfect example of this.

The Soft Moon live in Bologna’18

With each new album the musician developed his own sound and always came up with something new (which is not so easy when working in such a genre). But here he really outdid himself. None of the songs on the LP are similar, Louis masterfully explores all possible shades of post-everything/gothic/industrial music, surprising even the most sophisticated connoisseurs of the genre.

Thematically Exister is also quite gloomy. The artist again heals spiritual wounds, trying to wrap the anxiety in heavy, depressing melodies. On some tracks like “The Pit”, the dismal atmosphere hits its peak (in a good way). The Soft Moon is only getting better and surprising listeners with every new LP, and we can’t wait to hear what he has in store for us next.

Stream it below and buy the record here, out now via Sacred Bones Records.

[video] The Soft Moon – Monster

On September 23 American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Luis Vasquez will release his new LP Exister (through Sacred Bones Records) as The Soft Moon. Now he is sharing a video for the latest single “Monster”, an intense and intimate piece directed by Bryan M. Ferguson.

The Soft Moon live in Bologna’18

It follows the previous steady run of songs — “Become the Lies”, “Him” (feat. fish narc), and “Unforgiven” (feat. Alli Logout of Special Interest).

The Soft Moon has also a massive tour lined up for the next months, which will include 4 dates in Italy — in Pordenone on October 5 (at Capitol), in Rome on October 6 (at Monk Club), in Milan on October 7 (at Santeria Social Club) and in Bologna on October 8 (at Covo Club).

Check it out below and pre-order the album here.