Poor Moon: So This Is What Normal People Listen to and Love, Eh?
by Dave Segal
on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:31 AM
So, this is what normal people listen to and love, eh? Intriguing. Poor Moon are a sextet who include a xylophone player and a versatile gent who plays mandolin, guitar, keyboards, and shaker. They weave three-part harmonies through pleasant folk-pop songs for humans with reasonable dreams—people who live close to the earth.
"Yo, I need more Crosby, Stills & Nash in the monitor."
Poor Moon’s Fleet Foxes pedigree and Sub Pop contract ensure a sizable following, and with a name derived from a Canned Heatsong, the band can reel in the older demo who lost their virginity to “Going Up the Country.”
"No way would Robin Pecknold be caught dead playing down in this tiny basement, amirite?"
The highlight of Poor Moon’s set was the song that sounded like a Sea and Cake outtake. I yawned 11 times in the 30 minutes Poor Moon were onstage. But that just might be a symptom of the soul-gnawing emptiness of modern life in a capitalist system.