Poor Moon - SUB POP
FILTER Grade: 73%
By Kyle Lemmon on August 29, 2012
Seattle folk quartet Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls), and brothers Ian and Peter Murphy (The Christmas Cards). Their inaugural release, the Illusion EP, was a comedown after the glorious harmonies on Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues. Wargo’s '70s folk arrangements are practically translucent on his band’s self-titled debut album—woodland tunes are not rare and only a few tracks here get the heart racing and stave off a bad case of bradycardia.