Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on February 2, 2012

Poor Moon

Speaking of Fleet Foxes members and Sub Pop, Sub Pop also announced the signing of Poor Moon, a band with Fleet Foxes members Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott and The Christmas Cards members/brothers Ian and Peter Muray. Sub Pop will release the band's Illusion EP on March 27. Download the track, "People in Her Mind," off of the EP below in exchange for your email address below.

Poor Moon will be touring this Spring with Lost in the Trees. That tour hits NYC on April 11 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile catch Lost in the Trees in NYC at Housing Works on Friday, February 17.

In other Fleet Foxes news, a tumblr has arisen called Fleet Foxes Sing, where a group of people cover songs like James Blake's "The Wilhelm Scream" and Madonna's "Like A Virgin" in the style of Fleet Foxes. It's not nearly as funny or convincing as Bon Joviver though.

Father John Misty is one of two new Fleet Foxes-related projects signed to Sub Pop. The other is Poor Moon.

Widget and dates below...


Poor Moon -- 2012 Tour Dates
03/20 La Jolla CA @ UCSD - The Loft*
03/22 Los Angeles CA@ The Echo*
03/23 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill*
03/24 Arcata CA @ Arcata Playhouse*
03/25 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
03/27 Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern*
03/28 Boise ID @ Neurolux*
03/29 Salt Lake City UT @ The State Room*
03/30 Denver CO @ Hi Dive*
03/31 Omaha NE @ Slowdown Jr.*
04/02 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre*
04/03 Chicago IL @ Schubas*
04/04 Evanston IL @ Space*
04/05 Columbus OH @ Wexner Center*
04/06 Toronto ON @ The Drake Hotel*
04/07 Montreal QC @ Il Motore*
04/09 Burling VT @ Burlington City Arts Center*
04/10 Portland ME @ Space*
04/11 New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge*
04/13 Boston MA @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston*
04/14 Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage*
04/16 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern
4/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
4/20 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
* - w/ Lost in the Trees



Comments (19)

To me this shows that music is being made to easily. I know people will disagree with me. But if you have an established band I feel your REAL band suffers from spreading yourself to thin. And these side projects get sales even if they suck, just because of the association to a GOOD band.

Intelligent responses?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:15 AM

I disagree but see your point. I think side projects allows other members to explore other music avenues. Hopefully this 'learning' will result in a fresh newish sound for their original band.


Posted by Disagree | February 2, 2012 10:41 AM

so I guess Crystal Skulls is dead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:42 AM

I love Fleet Foxes.

My ears are still ringing from last night's Tool show in Jersey...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:49 AM

I hear what you're saying, but it also comes down to musicians needing to use their creativity and do the thing they probably love to do the most, which is make and play music. Upon first listen to this single, it seems like Wargo and Wescott are just reviving a little of what they had in Crystal Skulls and I couldn't be happier about it. They had two really good albums that went relatively undetected and unsupported, so hopefully they will get the credit and exposure they deserve this time around.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:56 AM

"spreading yourself to thin."


(that was my intelligent response)

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:59 AM

I find those images odd and disorienting!

Posted by David Byrne | February 2, 2012 11:00 AM

I somewhat agree with you, 10:15. Fleet Foxes are selling out large music halls, Helplessness Blues was critically acclaimed, and they just played Austin City Limits. They are poised for the big time, so why concentrate on side projects? Unless there's some internal strife going on within the band...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:12 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:14 AM

Well if they were going for the creepy factor with that picture I'll give them a WINNING.

Otherwise, Sizzle. Losing. Bye.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:37 AM

sounds like a new crystal skulls to me

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:41 AM

Why listen to Fleet Foxes when you can listen to Simon and Garfunkel?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 12:51 PM

yes, today's musicians are so creative they need many avenues to express it. Lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 1:49 PM

FYI: the Father John Misty record buries the last Fleet Foxes. J. Tillman made the right choice to walk away from the hype and continue his solo work. The album is awesome. Get excited. AND you won't have to trek to United Palace to see him (last time he hit up the Bell House).

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:10 PM

I agree with the first poster - why not use your main band to explore your creativity rather then releasing an album that's just the same song 12 times (ie: like every fleet floxes album) and only expirimenting musically in side projects? the whole collaborating thing often seems too half-assed and buisiness-like. You know the singer of FF will be releasing a solo album produced by danger mouse within two years

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:21 PM

Oh and on another note - TERRIBLE photoshopping there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:23 PM

I think bands should be manacled and horsewhipped until they can release a record I approve of-just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 4:06 PM

Really tried to like Fleet Foxes- but there's nothing there for me to hold on to. Doesn't have any staying power whats' so ever.

Kudos 12:51

Posted by Sunskull | February 3, 2012 10:52 AM

poor moon rules

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 6:13 PM

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