The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon is the project of American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Luis Vasquez.

The Soft Moon's self-titled debut album was released in late 2010 by Captured Tracks and was praised by critics and emulated by contemporaries. In 2012 the apocalyptic conceptual work of Zeros emerged, shortly followed by Vasquez moving to Venice, Italy in 2013, acting as a catalyst for 2014’s release, Deeper. While previous albums were primarily instrumental records, where Vasquez’s voice was diffused amidst the music as another instrument, Deeper marked the beginning of a new musical direction where vocals and lyrics became something more than a mere presence. 2018 marked the release of The Soft Moon's fourth studio album, Criminal (Sacred Bones), a confessional work that marks a striking and important chapter in his self-exploration, both artistically and emotionally.

2022 sees the release of Exister, the powerful, vulnerably therapeutic fifth full-length album and post-punk industrial masterpiece featuring two dazzling collaborations with fish narc and Alli Logout (Special Interest), out on September 23. “The whole point of this record was to share every emotion that I feel,” says Vasquez. “No two songs are the same. It’s about existing in the world as a human being and experiencing many emotions and experiences throughout life.” And so hence the title Exister, a record rooted in the ecstatic joys and crippling lows that life can throw up and how just hanging on and existing is sometimes all we have. “Exister is my way of saying ‘I'm here, deal with it.’”

Past Shows


Dec
6
th
2022
Fine Line
Dec
6
th
2022
Fine Line

The Soft Moon

with Nuovo Testamento
Apr
2
nd
2018
Turf Club
Apr
2
nd
2018
Turf Club

The Soft Moon

with Boy Harsher and DJ GRANT MAYLAND (Dark Energy)
Apr
18
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
18
th
2015
7th St Entry

The Soft Moon

with Noveller, Oaks and JIM FRICK

More Shows

Jun
22
nd
First Avenue

The Revolution

Jun
21
st
First Avenue

The Revolution

Jul
14
th
7th St Entry

Prinze George

Dec
21
st
The Cedar Cultural Center

Michael Kosta