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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Band Alert: Sub Pop Signs Poor Moon

Posted by on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Click to enlarge. PRETTY!
  • Click to enlarge. PRETTY!
Congrats, Poor Moon! I would like to see you play sometime—you sound and look prettier than my other favorite Northwest super celestial band Dead Moon—but you seems like you have some teeth! Download/listen to new single “People In Her Mind”.

Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls) Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes) and brothers Ian and Peter Murray (The Christmas Cards). The band, named for frontman and primary songwriter Christian Wargo’s favorite Canned Heat song, began four years ago as a long distance project with demos being created and sent back and forth while Wargo and Wescott were touring in support of the Fleet Foxes 2008 self-titled debut and Ian and Peter living in the Bay area. Their first shows were at intimate Seattle house parties where they used playful throwaway monikers like Rabbit Kingdom and Cookie Mask. It wasn’t until the band opened up for Daekon at Seattle’s Neumos (under the name Peppermint Majesty) that things began to really take form. Recording began and the four longtime friends became a band and Sub Pop didn’t hesitate to pursue them.


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