Fans of Fleet Foxes have plenty to cheer about this week, but they’ve also got something to lament.
Two members of Fleet Foxes have announced a new side project, and while they may still be a part of the band, J. Tillman has permanently left .
Poor Moon, which features Fleet Foxes bassist Christian Wargo and keyboardist Casey Wescott, has just signed to Sub Pop.
Wargo and Wescott have been with Fleet Foxes since 2008. Wargo will be fronting Poor Moon and will handle songwriting duties.
Wargo and Wescott will be joined by Ian and Peter Murray. The Murray brothers were a part of The Christmas Cards and met Wargo and Wescott while Fleet Foxes were touring around San Francisco in 2008.
Poor Moon will be releasing an EP titled Illusion on March 27, 2012. You can listen to and download “People in Her Mind” in the widget above.
You can also check out Poor Moon when they hit the road beginning in March. All dates are below.
Now for the bad news. J. Tillman, the man behind the drums since 2008, announced he is leaving Fleet Foxes.
Tillman quietly announced his departure on his Tumblr on Wednesday saying “Farewell Fleet Fans and Friends. Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go. Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.”
Poor Moon Tour Dates
03/20/2012 – La Jolla CA @ UCSD – The Loft w/ Lost in the Trees
03/22/2012 – Los Angeles CA@ The Echo w/ Lost in the Trees
03/23/2012 – San Francisco CA @ Bottom of The Hill w/ Lost in the Trees
03/24/2012 – Arcata CA @ Arcata Playhouse w/ Lost in the Trees
03/25/2012 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Lost in the Trees
03/27/2012 – Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern w/ Lost in the Trees
03/28/2012 – Boise ID @ Neurolux w/ Lost in the Trees
03/29/2012 – Salt Lake City UT @ The State Room w/ Lost in the Trees
03/30/2012 – Denver CO @ Hi Dive w/ Lost in the Trees
03/31/2012 – Omaha NE @ Slowdown Jr. w/ Lost in the Trees
04/02/2012 – Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre w/ Lost in the Trees
04/03/2012 – Chicago IL @ Schubas w/ Lost in the Trees
04/04/2012 – Evanston IL @ Space w/ Lost in the Trees
04/05/2012 – Columbus OH @ Wexner Center w/ Lost in the Trees
04/06/2012 – Toronto ON @ The Drake Hotel w/ Lost in the Trees
04/07/2012 – Montreal QC @ Il Motore w/ Lost in the Trees
04/09/2012 – Burling VT @ Burlington City Arts Center w/ Lost in the Trees
04/10/2012 – Portland ME @ Space w/ Lost in the Trees
04/11/2012 – New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Lost in the Trees
04/13/2012 – Boston MA @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston w/ Lost in the Trees
04/14/2012 – Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage w/ Lost in the Trees
04/16/2012 – Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern
04/18/2012 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club