Three factoids about Poor Moon:
1) The quartet is one of the great Subpop record label’s newer signees, with a fine five-song EP called “Illusion” already out and a full-length scheduled for an August release.
2) Two members — including primary songwriter Christian Wargo, plus Casey Wescott — are also members of Seattle indie-folk giants Fleet Foxes.
3) The band will kick off Les Schwab Amphitheater‘s free Summer Sunday Concerts series on, you guessed it, Sunday.
In case you’ve forgotten, Summer Sundays at the Schwab are awesome. You can bring your own food and beer and have a picnic and listen to free tunes by sweet bands while (hopefully) soaking up some Central Oregon sun. Your dog is even allowed to come along.
The series has been running for several years now and has become extremely popular, attracting up to a few thousand folks per show. This year’s lineup, in my opinion, is the best yet; highlights include the Mexican-American indie-folk of Y La Bamba, local hip-hopper Mosley Wotta, The Features’ exuberant pop-rock and the gauzy, beguiling folk-pop of the aforementioned Poor Moon.
I chatted with Wargo last week and will have a story on the band in tomorrow’s GO! Magazine. In the meantime, check out the first single from Poor Moon’s upcoming full-length below. It’s called “Holiday,” and you can download it in exchange for your email address. Or you can just click the Play button to stream.
Poor Moon will play Les Schwab Amphitheater (344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend) at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Gates open at noon, and admission is free. More info is here.
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