It’s apropos that Luis Vasquez, aka The Soft Moon, a brooding act that effortlessly rides that fragile state between dreamscape and raw force in his latest, self-titled album, was born amidst the splendor of the Mojave desert. It’s even more apropos, then, that The Soft Moon has a set of upcoming tour dates with Autolux, one of our favorite gut-wrenching bands, as well as a San Fran date with Salem. Watch The Soft Moon’s new live video for “Tiny Spiders” here. The Soft Moon is on board to play Spain’s Primavera Sound Festival 2011 too.

The Soft Moon Tour dates

03/03 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones ^

03/04 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ^

03/05 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar ^

03/06 San Diego, CA – Casbah ^

03/16 Austin, TX – Red 7 (Force Field PR / Terrorbird Day Party)

03/16 Austin, TX – Nuvola (Primavera Sound Festival Party)

03/17 Austin, TX – Austin Museum of Art (G-House Presents Showcase)

03/17 Austin, TX – Beerland (Sacred Bones Records Party)

03/17 Austin, TX – Urban Outfitters (Urban Outfitters Party)

03/18 Austin, TX – The East Side Drive-In (Pitchfork Party)

03/18 Austin, TX – Klub Krucial (Mexican Summer / Gorilla vs. Bear Showcase)

03/30 San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet *

04/30 Austin, TX – The East Side Drive-In (Austin Psych Fest)

^ = w/ Autolux

* = w/ Salem