Poor Moon’s music video debut is out today and comes to us from the directorial team of Austin Wilson & Harry Calbom. It’s for the song “Holiday” from Poor Moon’s self-titled 2012 debut and features the immense talent that can only come from hiring the likes of venerable acting legend Tom Skerritt to star in it. Between the song’s immensely catchy melody, the high cinematic bar set by the directors, and Skerritt’s memorable performance, it’s one of the most enjoyable music videos in memory. So pop some popcorn, cozy up on your couch, and press play to see what we’re going on and on about.
News for Poor Moon
That’s right folks! Sub Pop is coming to The Big Apple to partake in the College Music Journal musical festivities. We will celebrate this year with a showcase in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory on October 18th. The eclectic lineup for our Octrocktober Celebration is as follows:
Debo Band 8 PM
Daughn Gibson 8:50 PM
Poor Moon 9:40 PM
METZ 10:30 PM
King Tuff 11:20 PM
Pissed Jeans 12:10 AM
*Doors are at 7 PM and this show is 18+ for the first time in years! Young music directors, that means you can finally experience an official Sub Pop showcase. Hooray! Go here to buy tickets.
What people are saying about the bands:
“The Boston-based band Debo Band gives the psychedelic music heard on the Ethiopiques collections a high-spirited revamp,” -Village Voice (Live review, 2012)
“All Hell is a subtly clever record that pits one type of music that strongly evokes one era— here, country music— against another, namely this decade’s sample-heavy culture. Gibson does a lot of questioning within that framework, both seriously and tongue-in-cheek. All of that makes for a rewarding record to think about, and to intellectualize, but All Hell wouldn’t be nearly so fun to listen to if it weren’t for Gibson’s ear for melody. His thick baritone breezes confidently over the songs, lassoing hook after hook, redeeming his burnt-out characters through song.” – Pitchfork (Album review of All Hell, 2012)
“These songs are gutsier in their arrangements, more surefooted in the songwriting, and more certain of the band’s identity.” – Pitchfork (Album review Poor Moon LP, 2012)
“On their debut, Metz roll up the lurch of post-rock, the jagged flicker of post-punk, and the fist-pump chant-alongs of hardcore, into a concentrated clump of chaos.” – Spin (5 Best New Artists for August, 2012)
King Tuff finds Thomas leaving the garage for soaring, unbridled pop accessibility— the first track, after all, is called “Anthem”. His drawling hooks are variously dedicated to provoking physical movement or singing bratty lines about breaking the rules, bumming around, not giving a shit, and other charming, unapologetic matters of youth. (Overlooked Records, 2012) – Pitchfork
“There’s a blunt but effective wit at work here, pressed into the service of misanthropy.” – New York Times
“Were not the best, but were pretty good.” – Sub Pop Records
August 28th isn’t just another one of the 366 days that comprise 2012 (it’s a leap year). More significantly, it’s the day we at Sub Pop are releasing Poor Moon’s self-titled, debut full-length, very practically entitled Poor Moon. Wonderful and patient people reading this post, this is a day to be celebrated! And what better way to celebrate than by listening to your own copy of what will certainly prove to be one of this leap year’s greatest sonic achievements?
If you pre-order Poor Moon (the aforementioned sonic achievement) on CD or LP from SubPop.com, you’ll also receive a limited-edition Poor Moon seven-inch single featuring “Fortune Divine” (which is not on the Poor Moon album), and a demo version of the album standout “Holiday.” Another limited-edition thing to note: if you buy the vinyl LP from us, you will, in all likelihood, receive the Loser Edition version of Poor Moon, a gold colored-vinyl version of the record.
Please note: Both the seven-inch and the Loser Edition LP are very limited and will go fast (hence the “in all likelihood” business above), so order quickly. The following additional facts are also worth your consideration: the LP comes with a digital download code; you will receive Poor Moon and Poor Moon-related stickers (whether you like it or not); and you will also receive a link to stream the record in its entirety so you don’t have to wait until August 28th to listen to the album.
There are still a small handful of Poor Moon’s limited, colored-vinyl, Loser Edition LPs left to the lucky few who order soon!
Poor Moon has confirmed new tour dates this fall with fellow Sub Pop artists Beach House. The tour begins on October 4th in Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market and ends on October 17th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. Preceding that tour, the band will visit Olga, WA on August 11th for the Doe Bay Fest. Please find a full list of tour dates, including which dates will be with Beach House, below.
All this touring will be in support of Poor Moon’s self-titled debut full-length, which is going to be released August 28th CD/LP/Digitally and also which just happens to be available for pre-order now from places like subpop.com, Amazon, iTunes.
Special note to those of you who decide to pre-order Poor Moon from subpop.com: While supplies last, all Poor Moon orders will come with a limited-edition pre-order incentive of a bonus Poor Moon 7"! This is one of those rare and more-or-less-right-now-only time of deals, so head on over to the Poor Moon subpop.com page to take us up on this offer and other special pre-order deals on album + t-shirt bundles too.
Poor Moon on Tour
Aug 11 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest
Oct 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market +
Oct 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian +
Oct 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre +
Oct 08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
Oct 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Oct 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre +
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera +
Oct 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus +
Oct 14 – Montreal, QE – Club Soda +
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre +
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
+ w/ Beach House
Poor Moon is back and following up their March 2012 EP release of “Illusions” with a self-titled, full-length debut, scheduled for release here on Sub Pop on August 28th, 2012 (and September 3rd in UK/Europe on Bella Union). Poor Moon will be available in CD, LP and digital formats and features the lead single, “Holiday,” which we have made available for download in the player above. Have a listen!
The band is also kicking off their west coast tour this week, playing select dates with Hardly Art band Gold Leaves and performing at Sonoma, CA’s Huichica Music Festival on June 2nd. You’ll find their complete current tour schedule below.
Poor Moon on Tour
May 30 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
May 31 Arcata, CA – Jambalaya ^
Jun 01 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall ^
Jun 02 Sonoma, CA – Huichica Music Fest
Jun 03 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst ^
Jun 04 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club ^
Jun 06 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ^
Jun 07 San Diego, CA – Casbah ^
Jun 10 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Ampitheatre
^ w/ Gold Leaves
Three notable Seattle groups, KEXP, Seattle Theatre Group, and a lesser-known organization called Starbucks Coffee, have gotten together to put on a concert series they’re calling ‘Little Big Show’, created to benefit Seattle’s arts organizations. This Friday, April 20th, our own Poor Moon are playing with Real Estate at the Neptune. 100% of ticket sales benefit Coyote Central. What we’re saying is, buy tickets, Seattle.
Tickets to the show are available here.
Pick up Poor Moon’s debut EP from us here, it’s nothing short of awesome.