Moon Duo are to 2011 what Parliament cigarettes and 3 AM coffees at Trenton's Crystal Diner were in 1989. I simply can't get enough of 'em.
They've got the hypnotic tendencies of Neu, but match them with a sledgehammer-like insistence that's uncharacteristic of most bands that angle themselves in that manner. These songs penetrate deep down into the listener's bones and cast a gloomy shadow across the soul. They're not necessarily the jams you'll be reaching for on a sunny afternoon as you make for the beach with your sweetie riding shotgun, but under more disquieting circumstances, their records are relatively peerless. Here's "Motorcycle, I Love You" -- a live version recorded at KEXP, but originally from an EP that came out last year.
On the visual front, here's an excellent and totally pro-looking video for the song "Killing Time".
Moon Duo's website, with info on all their releases, can be found here.