After recently announcing his signing to Sacred Bones, the now Berlin-based musician The Soft Moon, aka, Luis Vasquez has his forthcoming album 'Criminal', set for release on 2nd Feb.

Speaking about the the single ''It Kills' , Luis said "'the song represents my constant struggle with making the same mistakes in order to feed my desires. A continual battle with the conscience. Some inspiration comes from a quote by William Blake: "Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained".

Criminal’ is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of 80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself. 

Guilt is my biggest demon and has been following me since childhood. Everything I do strengthens the narrative that I am guilty” Vasquez reflects. “The concept of ‘Criminal’ is a desperate attempt to find relief by both confessing to my wrongdoings and by blaming others for their wrongdoings that have affected me.”

Have a listen to three tracks via Bandcamp where, you can also order the album.

The Soft Moon Euro Tour Dates:

02/02 Baden, CH - One of a Million Festival
03/02 Marghera, IT - C.S. Rivolta
06/02 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
07/02 Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
08/02 Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
09/02 Oslo, NO - Bla
11/02 Berlin, DE - Urban Spree
12/02 Berlin, DE - Urban Spree
14/02 Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
15/02 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
16/02 London, UK - The Dome
17/02 Brussels, BE - Orangerie (Botanique)
18/02 Luxembourg, LU - De Gudde Wëllen
20/02 Yverdon Les Bains, CH - L’Amalgame
21/02 Milan, IT - Magnolia
22/02 Rome, IT - Monk
23/02 Napoli, IT - Lanificio
24/02 Bologna, IT - Covo
07/03 Munich, DE - Kranhalle
08/03 Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
09/03 Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
10/03 Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9
11/03 Saarbrucken, DE - Garage Club
13/03 Nijmegen, NL - Doomroosje
14/03 Lille, FR - Les Paradis Artificiels
15/03 Nantes, FR - Stereolux
16/03 Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne