Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls), and brothers Ian and Peter Murray (The Christmas Cards) have a new project that is full of hazy '70s California folk-rock sounds. It's destined to please fans of light psychedelia, especially if you're fond of the darker, down-tempo songs of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Jefferson Airplane; and Love. Taking their name from Wargo's favorite Canned Heat song but steering clear of the blues rock that's associated with it, Poor Moon focus on edited, deceptively straightforward melodies and glimmering, expertly restrained harmonies. The clear standout is "People in Her Mind," but the whole EP is worth the purchase. It's a fantastic soundtrack for a slow-moving morning after a long night of misbehaving. (www.poormoonpalace.tumblr.com)
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