POOR MOON

Illusion

2012-04-21

Half of Seattle band, Poor Moon, is comprised of members of Fleet Foxes and Crystal Skulls. The other half is comprised of veterans of Christmas Cards. This certainly explains why one hears elements of all three bands in Poor Moon’s first release, Illusion. Borrowing heaviest from Fleet Foxes, the five songs here are harmony-driven, with plucked acoustic guitars, and reverb-laden vocals. The disc starts out with simple vocals and acoustic guitar on the title track. Vocal harmonies front guitar and muted drums on one of my favorites, “Anyplace”. Focus track, “People In Her Mind”, is airy pop with its drums and electric guitars. Another favorite, “Once Before” is moody pop-noir. It all gets summed up with final track, “Widow”, which tells a dark story with its Simon and Garfunkel-inspired vocals. Rebecca Ruth

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