Moon Duo — the psych-rock brainchild of Ripley Johnson (guitarist for Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada — recently dropped the official video for their track “Sleepwalker”. The song opens the band’s forthcoming LP Circles, out October 2nd, 2012 on Sacred Bones Records (preorder the album here).
The “Sleepwalker” video premiered on NPR last week and was made by Berlin outfit Hylas-Film. King Khan (of King Khan and The Shrines) makes a guest appearance as a jazzercise guru/mystic, leading a group of leotard-clad women and short-shorts and tube sock-wearing dudes in what resembles a tripped out take on Olivia Newton-John’s classic video for “Let’s Get Physical”. But this time around, Johnson and Yamada weave a blistering tapestry of guitars and drums over a workout session that what devolves into an eerie cult-indoctrination.
Check out the video for “Sleepwalker” below, and then stream and download audio of the track via SoundCloud after the jump.