Bella Union sign Poor Moon

Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes) 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 were 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 Daekon at Seattle’s Neumos that things began to really take form. Recording began and the four longtime friends became a band and Bella Union (and Sub Pop in the US) 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.

You can download the EP track People In Her Mind on the Soundcloud link below:

Poor Moon – People In Her Mind by Bella Union

Listen: Dirty Three – Rising Below

Just before Christmas we announced that post-rock heroes Dirty Three will make their long-awaited return on Monday 27th February with a new album titled Toward The Low Sun… And now we’re very happy to share with you the first taste of music from this exceptional record in the shape of Rising Below. It is everything you could hope from a Dirty Three song, beginning slowly and subtly before erupting into a cacophony of noise. Speaking about the material Warren Ellis remarks ‘Dirty Three has always been about the way we play together and feed off each other. We wanted this one to be a return to the more improvised and instinctive approach of the earlier recordings’…

Dirty Three will be bringing their wondrous live show to these shores in May & June to play two festival dates:

Saturday 26 May – LONDON, ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror @ Alexander Palace
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th June – NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, No Direction Home Festival