SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS: Moon Duo

MOON DUO SHOT2 by JIA LIN

Onstage in Beijing last week while touring behind their latest—and brilliant—album, the psychedelic avatars proved beyond a doubt that they deserve every bit of the acclaim they’ve been garnering. And we have the videos, below, to prove it.

BY JONATHAN LEVITT

On December 5th Moon Duo took the stage at Beijing’s Yugong Yishan club (see the hand stamp, below). With a packed crowd, the band soaked the place in incredibly beautiful visuals and a heady brew of psychedelic tinged minimalism.

yugong yishan hand stamps

Opening for the NY band Battles, Moon Duo took the stage for slightly under an hour for a set that incorporated numbers from this year’s stellar LP, Shadow of The Sun as well as from their back catalog. It was great to see such a large Chinese turnout for this event. Here in Beijing such events can be hit or miss. The crowd last night though was able to let the vibe grab hold while Beijing’s famous pollution began its steady rise outside. This is the final concert of their China tour that saw them give concerts in five Chinese cities.

MOON DUO SHOT by JONATHAN LEVITT

Blurt was given special access to film from on the stage as well as from within the crowd. Many thanks to the band’s manager Paul Carlin and to Moon Duo (official website HERE) for the amazing show. Check out the videos that I shot following the setlist.

MOON DUO SHOT BY JIA LIN

Setlist:

Motorcycle, I Love You

Free The Skull

Circles

I Been Gone

Free Action

In The Sun

Thieves

Goners

Set it on Fire (Scientists cover)

Top & bottom photos by Jia Lin; middle photo by Jonathan Levitt

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