Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls) Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls) 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 Deakin 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 with unabashed enthusiasm. And it worked.
Illusion was recorded in a variety of bedrooms, practice spaces, the Murray residence, as well as AVAST! and Fastback studios in Seattle, Washington with the help of engineer Jared Hankins with guest performances by many a musician friend.
Poor Moon 2012 US Tour Dates
03/20 La Jolla CA @ UCSD – The Loft w/ Lost in the Trees
03/22 Los Angeles CA@ The Echo w/ Lost in the Trees
03/23 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill w/ Lost in the Trees
03/24 Arcata CA @ Arcata Playhouse w/ Lost in the Trees
03/25 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Lost in the Trees
03/27 Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern w/ Lost in the Trees
03/28 Boise ID @ Neurolux w/ Lost in the Trees
03/29 Salt Lake City UT @ The State Room w/ Lost in the Trees
03/30 Denver CO @ Hi Dive w/ Lost in the Trees
03/31 Omaha NE @ Slowdown Jr. w/ Lost in the Trees
04/02 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre w/ Lost in the Trees
04/03 Chicago IL @ Schubas w/ Lost in the Trees
04/04 Evanston IL @ Space w/ Lost in the Trees
04/05 Columbus OH @ Wexner Center w/ Lost in the Trees
04/06 Toronto ON @ The Drake Hotel w/ Lost in the Trees
04/07 Montreal QC @ Il Motore w/ Lost in the Trees
04/09 Burling VT @ Burlington City Arts Center w/ Lost in the Trees
04/10 Portland ME @ Space w/ Lost in the Trees
04/11New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Lost in the Trees
04/13 Boston MA @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston w/ Lost in the Trees
04/14 Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage w/ Lost in the Trees
04/16 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern
4/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
4/20 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Admittedly, our warehouse can get pretty cluttered. This clutter can cause us to periodically misplace things. Well, amongst our blessed mess, we’ve unearthed a small handful of each our our otherwise out-of-print, 2011 Record Store Day singles, and have decided to offer them to you, our favorite customers. Seriously, you guys are the best. So pick up a Fleet Foxes 12", a Blitzen Trapper 7", and a Lower Dens 7" by clicking on the respective hyperlink. But do it quickly, there’s only a few of each left.
In what even we (humble, modest simpletons that we are) recognize as a new personal best, both The Head and the Heart and Fleet Foxes will be appearing on the electronic babysitting machine this week! And, both of these appearances will be taking place on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon program of very high standards and taste.
On Wednesday, May 18th, The Head and the Heart will perform “Lost in My Mind” from their recently released and also self-titled and also debut album The Head and the Heart!
And then, on Friday, May 20th, Fleet Foxes will perform the song “Sim Sala Bim” from their even more recently released though neither self-titled nor debut (it’s their second) album Helplessness Blues!
It’s just this kind of audacious media exposure that has afforded us the mid-level renown we’re forever prattling on about, and we very much hope that you will tune in.
Plus! If you are in NY and would like to attend either or both of these sure-to-be-historic performances on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, here is how you can enter to have a chance to do that very thing…
On May 18th, 2011 The Head and the Heart will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…
How would you like a chance to be close to The Head and the Heart’s performance on the show?
Click on the link below and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during The Head and the Heart’s performance.
Please make sure you include the following band code: HEA, in your entry form.
The Fallon Band Bench!
On May 20th, 2011 Fleet Foxes will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
[All of the same stuff as in the thing above, but find and replace “The Head and the Heart” with “Fleet Foxes”…]
Please make sure you include the following band code: FLE, in your entry form
The Fallon Band Bench!
The new Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues is out now. We feel incredibly proud and privileged to be a part of this record and it’s a great thrill to finally release it. We’re fortunate to have the support from so many stores who have believed in this record. Below are links to buy the record in your preferred format.
Sub Pop CD/LP/Digital
Independent Retail – Find your local store here
On May 3rd, Fleet Foxes’ stunning second album, Helplessness Blues is finally available. People who write articles for popular magazines seem to like it: SPIN 9/10, MOJO 5 stars, Rolling Stone 4 stars…. We hope you love it too. The CD and Double-LP come with a fold-out poster and the vinyl has a download code for a high quality mp3 version of the album.
A dizzying number of our nation’s finest independent record stores are celebrating the release of Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues with midnight sales, listening parties and special giveaways. Each of these stores has a single copy of Helplessness Blues on white vinyl (one of only 200 pressed), as well as silk-screened posters, the sold-out Record Store Day 12-inch single, and some Sub Pop goodies. Contact the stores listed below to learn more about their individual plans and how you can attend and win special prizes.
Here’s the full list of participating stores:
Amoeba Music 2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 www.amoeba.com
Boo Boo Records 978 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401 www.booboorecords.com
Bull Moose, ME (all locations!) www.bullmoose.com
Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, TX, 77098 www.cactusmusictx.com
CD Central, 377 South Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40508 www.cdcentralmusic.com
Criminal Records, 1154-A Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA www.crinimalatl.com
Crooked Beat, 2116 18th Street NW, Washington DC www.crookedbeat.com
Dearborn Music, 22000 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI www.dearbornmusic.com
Decatur CD, 356 West Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA www.decaturcd.com
Dimple Records, CA (all locations!) www.dimple.com
Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN, 37920 www.discexchange.com
Ear X-tacy, 2226 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY, 40205 www.earx-tacy.com
Earshot, 1418 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC, 29607 www.earshot.com
Easy Street Records, (Queen Anne and West Seattle) www.easystreetonline.com
Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404 www.electricfetus.com
Flat Black and Circular, 541 E Grand River, East Lansing, MI, 48823 www.flatblackandcircular.com
Good Records, 1808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75206 www.goodrecords.com
Graywhale, UT (all locations) www.fatfin.com
Homer’s Music, 1210 Howard St, Omaha, NE, 68102 www.homersmusic.com
J&R, 23 Park Row, New York, NY, 10038 www.jr.com
Jack’s Music, 30 Bank St., Red Bank, NJ, 07701 www.jacksmusicshoppe.com
Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Ave, West Babylon, NJ, 11704 www.looneytunescds.com
Luna Music, 5202 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46220 www.lunamusic.net
Magnolia Thunderpussy, 1155 N High St, Cols, OH, 43201 www.thunderpussy.com
Monster, 946 Orleans Rd #4, Charleston, SC, 29407 www.monstermusicandmovies.com
M-Theory, 915 W. Washington St, San Diego, CA, 92103 www.mtheorymusic.com
Music Millennium, 3158 East Burnside, Portland, OR, 972103 www.musicmillennium.com
Other Music, 15 E. 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003 www.othermusic.com
Park Ave, 2916 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL, 32803 www.parkavecds.com
Pure Pop, 115 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT, 05401 www.purepoponline.com
Rasputin Music, 2401 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704 www.rasputinmusic.com
Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St, Boise, ID, 83702 www.therecordexchange.com
Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St, Rochester, NY, 14610 www.recordarchive.com
Record Theatre, Amherst, and Buffalo, NY www.recordtheatre.com
Repo Music, 538 South St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147 www.reporecords.com
Salzer’s Records, 5777 Valentine Road, Ventura, CA, 93003 www.salzers.com
Schoolkids, Raleigh NC and Athens, GA www.facebook.com/schoolkids
Silver Platters, 704 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109 www.silverplatters.com
Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) www.sonicboomrecords.com
Stinkweeds, 12 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85013 www.stinkweeds.com
Strictly Discs, 1900 Monroe St, Madison, WI, 53711 www.strictlydiscs.com
The Groove, 1103 Calvin Ave, Nashville, TN, 37206 www.thegroovenashville.com
The Sound Garden, 1616 Thames St, Baltimore, MD, 21231 www.cdjoint.com
Twist and Shout, 2508 E. Colfax, Denver, CO, 80206 www.twistandshout.com
Uncle Sam’s, 1141 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 www.unclesamsmusic.net
Vintage Vinyl, 51 Lafayette Rd., Fords, NJ, 08863 www.vvinyl.com
Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, 63130 www.vintagevinyl.com
Waterloo Records, 600-A N Lamar, Austin, TX, 78703 www.waterloorecords.com
Wax’n’Facts, 432 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30307 www.waxnfacts.com
Zia Records, AZ and NV (all locations) www.ziarecords.com