Christian Wargo

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Christian Wargo
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Wargo performing with Fleet Foxes in 2009
Background information
Born (1976-09-22) September 22, 1976 (age 40)
Origin Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Indie folk, pop, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sub Pop
Bella Union
Associated acts Danielson Famile, Scientific, Poor Moon, Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls, Pedro the Lion

Christian Wargo (born September 22, 1976) is a guitarist and vocalist for the bands Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls and Poor Moon.[1] He is a former member of Danielson Famile and David Bazan's Pedro the Lion.[2]

Wargo's first band, Scientific, released its debut album From the Nest of Idea in 2002 via Burnt Toast Vinyl.[3]

In 2004, he formed Crystal Skulls in Seattle with a lineup comprising drummer Casey Foubert and bass guitarist Yuuki Matthews. They released two albums through Suicide Squeeze [4] and toured the United States with Black Mountain and Helio Sequence.

At the time, Wargo was sharing a practice space with fellow Seattle band Fleet Foxes and in 2007 Wargo joined Fleet Foxes, and Foubert and Matthews joined Sufjan Stevens.

In 2012 Wargo released songs written prior to joining Fleet Foxes under the name Poor Moon, released on Sub Pop in the United States and Bella Union in Europe.[5]

In 2014 Wargo revived Crystal Skulls with drummer Aaron Sperske (Father John Misty, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Beachwood Sparks, Lilys), Todd Dahlhoff (Electric Guest, Devendra Banhart), George Holdcroft (Daniel Johnston), and Thomas Hunter (Portugal. The Man, The Heavy).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two members of Fleet Foxes to bring side project Poor Moon to Salt Lake City | Burger with Relish: Music | The Salt Lake Tribune". Sltrib.com. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart (2006-09-14). "Crystal Skulls". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
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