The Soft Moon

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The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon The Echo 1.jpg
Background information
Origin Oakland, California, United States
Genres Post-punk, noise rock, darkwave, EBM
Years active 2009–present
Labels Captured Tracks
Members Luis Vasquez

The Soft Moon is an American neo-post-punk band from Oakland, consisting of main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Luis Vasquez. The Soft Moon's music covers a wide range of genres including EBM, Krautrock, synthpunk, psychedelia, world music and darkwave.


The Soft Moon was founded by Vasquez as a solo project in 2009. He released two singles, "Breathe the Fire" and "Parallels", while working on his debut Self Titled LP. Prior to its release, Vasquez directed his energy into building a band around his project with the aim of delivering a full sensory experience within the context of live performance. The Soft Moon integrate visual elements on stage to accompany performances, which frequently include light shows.


Studio albums



  • "Breathe the Fire" (7") – Captured Tracks (2010)
  • "Parallels" (7") – Captured Tracks (2010)
  • "Evidence" (7") – with John Foxx and The Maths – Captured Tracks (2012)
  • "Feel" (7"/Cassette) – self-released (2014)


  • Luis Vasquez – singer/songwriter/guitar/synthesizer/percussion

Current Live Members[edit]

  • Matteo Salviato – bass guitar
  • Matteo Vallicelli – drums

Former Live Members[edit]

  • Damon Way – drum machines/synthesizer
  • Justin Anastasi – bass guitar
  • Keven Tecon – drums



  1. All Music - Overview
  2. Pitchfork Media - Album Review
  3. The Whiskey Dregs - Top Albums of 2010
  4. KCRW Radio - One You Should Know
  5. Electronic Beats - Ones to Watch
  6. Consequence of Sound - Album Review
  7. Obscure Sound - Album Review
  8. Sputnik Music - Album Review
  9. Art Rocker - Album Review
  10. - RockMeAmadeus Album Review


  1. Bay Bridge Interview
  2. SF Gate Interview
  3. Altered Zones - 5 Questions
  4. SF Weekly Interview
  5. Stereogum Interview

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