California musician Luis Vasquez, known for his work as the Soft Moon, has passed away, according to an announcement on the band’s social-media accounts.
The post expressed deep sadness, stating, “It is with great sadness that we announce our dear friend, Luis Vasquez has passed away.” Details about Vasquez’s age and cause of death have not been disclosed.
Born in Los Angeles, Vasquez spent part of his upbringing in the remote city of Victorville. Initially involved in punk bands during his teenage years, he later moved to the Bay Area and embarked on a solo music career under the moniker the Soft Moon.
The one-man project crafted enigmatic post-punk with a gothic influence, and Vasquez’s self-titled debut album was released on Captured Tracks in 2010.
Throughout his career, the Soft Moon produced five albums, initially with Captured Tracks and later with Sacred Bones.
Vasquez, at different points, relocated to Venice and then Berlin, engaging in tours alongside notable artists such as Depeche Mode and Interpol.
The Soft Moon’s latest album, “Exister,” was released in 2022. Explore some of Luis Vasquez’s musical creations below.