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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

From the Dept. of Eerily Similar Band Photos: Mamiffer, Meet Moon Duo

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM

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Good news for people who love adult contemporary gloom-and-doom: there's a new label partnership afoot, SIGE Records, brought to you by Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner, lead growler of the dearly departed Isis and co-owner of the venerated Hydra Head label. Those two are the current core of Coloccia's group, Mamiffer (which is either "mammifer" spelled wrong or, you know, not), whose next album, Mare Decendrii, out two Tuesdays from now, will be SIGE's first release. (It sounds relatively unthunderous from this preview clip, but press materials claim an enticing list of cameos from post-metal royalty including members of Earth, Thrones, Russian Circles, and Black Math Horseman.) 

But on to more pressing business: does that photo above look familiar? Does it, perhaps, remind you of another duo's portrait? Does it seem like San Francisco's own Moon Duo might want to cry foul on the grounds of intellectual copyright violation and beard infringement? 

Naah. Look at their sunglasses. They're too cool to care. We'll let you off with a warning this time, SIGEsters. (By the by, Moon Duo is currently on tour, but will be wrapping things up at the Bottom of the Hill on April 11th.)

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