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Bacon Moon's name may conjure up the fleet of psychedelic bands that sound as if they picked their names from words in a hat (Strawberry Alarm Clock, et al.), but Bacon Moon's music is firmly planted in the lo-fi alternative rock of the early '90s.

Upon listening to Bacon Moon, after sifting through the lo-fi hums and rattles, it becomes clear that there is a good deal of humor at play. 

Bacon Moon has a quality similar to Guided by Voices. As with Robert Pollard's GBV, Bacon Moon possess a preternatural gift for pop structure, for constructing these humble little gems that stubbornly stick in your head - try as you might to shake them loose.

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This may surprise a lot of people, including the band, but there is a lot of stuff here that I like. Despite the sound being distinctly low-tech garage band, they have that feel from a golden age of rock (for me) which is the early 90s grunge era. I’m not saying that Bacon Moon sound like a grunge bad, not in the slightest, but they are definitely influenced by other bands from that period. Simple Life could be a Pavement song and Like To Try it could be taken from an IRS era R.E.M. album. It’s in Simple Life also where I think the lead singer does his best job and is the highlight of the play-list for me.

Overall it’s just hard to get a handle on Bacon Moon... maybe the band members aren’t taking themselves seriously enough. I get the impression that Nick, Jon and “db” might be just having fun. If so, kudos to them for enjoying themselves but I honestly believe that if they put their minds to it they could make a really good CD.

I think I’m going to dig out my copy of Murmur.

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If you like bacon, and you like the moon, you’re going to love Bacon Moon! This band features Jon Moon (Little 2 eyes, Meringue, Cougar Melonscent) who was greasing the wheels of the indie rock megabus long before anyone ever asked if they needed grease. Such a beautiful, dirty dirty moon. Don’t know the other guys, but i like the Brian Ferry esque vocal layers provided by the bacon side. They have music for streaming and are showing their faces on June 21st in Olympia.