The Soft Moon

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The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon The Echo 1.jpg
The Soft Moon in 2011
Background information
OriginOakland, California, United States
Years active2009–present
LabelsCaptured Tracks, Sacred Bones Records
MembersLuis Vasquez

The Soft Moon is an American post-punk band from Oakland, California,[1] consisting of main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Luis Vasquez. The Soft Moon's music has also been described as darkwave,[2] minimal wave[3] and industrial rock[4]


The band 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[edit]

List of studio albums with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak


The Soft Moon
  • Released: October 30, 2012
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • Format: CD, LP, download
  • Released: March 31, 2015
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • Format: CD, LP, download
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"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


  • Total Decay (MLP/MCD) – Captured Tracks (November 7, 2011)


  • "Breathe the Fire" (7") – Captured Tracks (April 2010)
  • "Parallels" (7") – Captured Tracks (August 2010)
  • "Evidence" (7") – with John Foxx and the Maths – Captured Tracks (September 2012)
  • "Feel" (7"/cassette) – self-released (January 2014)


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

Current live members[edit]

  • Luigi Pianezzola – bass guitar
  • Matteo Vallicelli – drums

Former live members[edit]

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


  1. ^ Rachel, T. Cole (April 3, 2015). "The Soft Moon: Deeper". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Soft Moon goes Deeper on new album; listen to the industrial march 'Black'". Fact. December 2, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Hawking, Tom (November 2, 2012). "10 Minimal Wave Bands You Should Know". Flavorwire. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Domingo, Ryan (February 6, 2016). "The Soft Moon make stark impression at Venue Nightclub". Vancouver Weekly. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  5. ^ a b The Soft Moon - Awards - AllMusic

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