The Soft Moon shares new single "Unforgiven". Album 'Exister' out Sept 23rd via Sacred Bones & European tour dates announced.
The Soft Moon (aka multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez) shares a visualizer for “Unforgiven,” the impassioned, frenetically rhythmic latest single off Exister, the powerful, vulnerably therapeutic new full-length album, due out September 23rd, 2022 on Sacred Bones Records.
“Unforgiven” features vocal contributions from Alli Logout of Special Interest, who shares the following about their collaboration:
"I had a great time feeding off of his energy. Sonically the song hits on our most depraved and deepest griefs."
“Unforgiven (Feat. Alli Logout)” follows previous single “Become The Lies,” the thrashing dark wave banger released in July,
about which Vaquez says
“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 a recurring theme in my music. I explored it in (2018’s) ‘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.”
The “Become The Lies” single release came accompanied by a perfectly stirring, expressive video starring Vasquez, directed by Wiggy & Nick Blanco. The June release of “intense” (Post-Punk), jolting lead single “Him” came with the album’s announcement and features a collaboration with fish narc, who appears with Vasquez in the turbulent video for the track, also directed by Wiggy & Nick Blanco.
The entertainment website The Needle Drop named the song a Best Track of the week, saying “Goth alert, the goths need to hear this one I think… it’s heavy, it’s quite dark, it’s groovy, it’s very heavily manipulated on the vocal side, it’s a weird a$$ f*&%ing track!”
The Soft Moon has plans for extensive 2022 tour dates in Europe and overseas which begin in late September and continue through December.
Photo by Caroline Bonarde
Tour dates: 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 † * w/ Fata Morgana # w/ Pyrit √ w/ L.O.T.I.O.N, Trace Amount % w/ Model/Actriz ¥ w/ MSPAINT † w/ Nuovo Testamento