Song of the Day: Poor Moon – People in Her Mind

photo by Spencer Bray

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists.  Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “People in Her Mind” by Poor Moon from their 2012 EP, Illusion, on Sub Pop Records.

Poor Moon – People in Her Mind (MP3)

Poor Moon is the culmination of a long-distance collaborative effort between Fleet Foxes members Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott with brothers Ian and Peter Murray of The Christmas Cards. Named for Wargo’s favorite Canned Heat song, Poor Moon began back in 2008 as demos were created and sent back and forth amongst the two groups while Wargo and Wescott were touring the country, supporting Fleet Foxes‘ 2008 debut, and while Ian and Peter were in the San Francisco area.  Initial shows began at Seattle house parties where the band played under fake monikers like Rabbit Kingdom and Cookie Mask. However, things began to coalesce when they opened up for Animal Collective founding member Deakin at Seattle’s Nuemos.  Soon after, the quartet signed with Sub Pop records, who embraced them immediately.

Whether you’re a fan of the members’ original projects, or of ’60s dreamy guitar pop, there is plenty for you to latch onto with their debut EP.  The production, melody, and instrumentals may be simple and relaxed, but not everything needs to sound overtly complicated and overwhelming to resonate.  Lyrically, “People In Her Mind” is about the sadness and the depravity of being inconsequential, but sonically it is a very soothing track to listen to and sing along with, a dichotomy which is to be expected from the Fleet Foxes members.

Poor Moon just wrapped up a tour with Lost In the Trees and last week performed as a part of the KEXP sponsored Little Big Show series; however, they will be back on the road following the Sasquatch! Music Festival on Labor Day weekend and embarking on a second tour.  For a full list of tour dates, as well as other band-related info, please consult either their Sub Pop webpage or their Facebook page.  In the meantime, check out their SXSW 2012 interview courtesy of the Grammys:

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