D//E Premiere: Split Moon: Feel Free

Formerly known as LEAF, Los Angeles psychedelic shoegazers, Split Moon, come through with the release of their debut LP, Slow Satellite which was just out through Stow House Records.

Extremely fuzzy and leaning to the heavier side of guitar-laden shoegaze like the early Swervedriver, while carrying considerable qualities from space rock, krautrock and drone rock akin to bands like Loop and The Telescopes, Split Moon's expansive sound is looming through the impossible to miss heftiness and the large and muscly instrumental passages.

Clocking in at almost six kaleidoscopic minutes, Feel Free becomes the second single from the very fresh album after the opening track, Shades, and it comes in keeping with the magnitude and immensity of the band's writing, enhanced with a very much nineties-like, hazy and distorted style of production.

Split Moon's lineup which completed the recording of Slow Satellite was composed of singer and guitarist Mark Starr, alongside bassist Phil Shelly, guitarist Andrew King and drummer Brandon D. Werts. The band was later redrafted with the addition of Ryan Orvis (Sky Parade) on bass and David Paolucci (The Hot Rails) on lead guitar. The album was produced by Scott Holmes of Highlands, and mastered by Dave Trumfio (The Mekons, Pulsars).

Slow Satellite is out now on Stow House Records on limited edition vinyl and compact disc.

Cover artwork and design by Robin Gnista

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