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October 31, 2012

Poor Moon rising on Halloween at Opolis

NORMAN — “We’re going to try to recreate the record as best we can,” Christian Wargo said.

He’s the band leader for Poor Moon who will be performing at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford Ave., 9 p.m. Halloween night. Wargo was describing what their concert will be like and the reference is to their debut self-titled release on Sub Pop Records.

“We took into consideration when making this record that we didn’t want to be a band who couldn’t reproduce the album live,” he said. “We travel with long-time friend and audio engineer Jared Hankins who runs the sound, he’s got really good gear and cares about sound quality.”

They don’t skimp on what it takes to carry their meticulously crafted music on the road.

Although their band is named for an old Canned Heat tune, Poor Moon sounds more like Perry Como at his coziest than a raucous boogie rock band. Wargo’s band mates are Casey Wescott and brothers Ian and Peter Murray. Wargo and Wescott played together in Pedro the Lion and Crystal Skulls. They’re both active personnel with Seattle indie folk-rock band Fleet Foxes whose 2008 eponymous disc was named Billboard’s album of the year.

Wargo is a prolific songwriter and the others came together in Poor Moon around his compositions. He’s the bandleader.

“That’s a rewarding role and it has been a long time coming,” he said. “I got to do some arranging and part writing in Fleet Foxes but they were definitely Robin Pecknold’s songs. I have a pretty big collection of my own songs now and Poor Moon gives me the opportunity to do something with them.”

He admits being the lead dog can be complicated. Waking up to 40 or so business e-mails with attachments and conversation threads within threads is an everyday occurrence.

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