You have beer?" Ripley Johnson asks our waitress at Jim's Restaurant in the Mission. When she shakes her head, he grins: "Good, I'll take coffee instead." He quickly explains that he isn't a "beer for breakfast" sort of guy, but he's still dealing with a hangover incurred by an Oakland show with his rock band, Wooden Shjips, the night before. Seated beside his keyboard-playing partner, Sanae Yamada, to discuss their new band, Moon Duo, coffee seems a more apt libation anyhow. Dark, buzzy, propulsive, and minimal, Moon Duo offsets the heavier Krautrock psychoactive... More >>>