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Daniel Monkman, the indigenous Canadian musician behind the moniker Zoon, refers to their music as "moccasin-gaze." The project's 2020 debut, Bleached Wavves, blends dense waves of elaborately sculpted guitar noise with rhythms inspired by First Nations traditions, and Monkman's lyrics reflect their life struggles, from facing adversity due to their heritage to overcoming addiction. Monkman was raised in the Brokenhead Ojibwe Nation, located near Winnipeg. They fell in love with shoegaze as a teenager, particularly My Bloody Valentine, but had a hard time finding others who appreciated the style. Later moving to…
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