We Shot The Moon Signs With The Militia Group

posted January 14, 2008

We Shot The Moon Signs With The Militia Group

San Diego pop darlings We Shot The Moon are welcomed into The Militia Group family of artists. With a full length, Fear And Love, due out this Spring, critical success in Japan, and non-stop tour dates in 2008 - the band is, in fact, shooting for the moon.

We Shot The Moon is the brainchild of one man: Jonathan Jones. Jones, the former singer of Waking Ashland, formed We Shot The Moon in July of 2007 when Waking Ashland called it quits. Jonathan wanted to build upon the success of Waking Ashland, but was ready to take his music in a new direction; so he enlisted the help of his friends Dan Koch and Joe Greenetz (of Sherwood). They holed up in the studio in August of 2007 and the result was the marvelous and dreamy Polar Bear and Cougar EP. Dan Koch says of the writing process, "I was a fan of Waking Ashland, but wanted to help bring the very best out of Jonathan...and make every single song really count."

Since that time, We Shot The Moon have released the Polar Bear and Cougar EP on iTunes, completed 2 full U.S. tours, and returned to the studio to record the Fear And Love LP.

When asked about his new project, Jones says, "I'm ecstatic about the songs I'm writing. I think these are the best songs I've ever written". It's true. The songs are accessible, soaring, and heartfelt - a step in the right direction for Jonathan Jones.

One things is certain about We Shot The Moon: you will be seeing more of them this year. With more than 2 months of tour dates lined up with Sherwood, The Matches, Houston calls (and more!), these boys are certainly coming to a city near you. Jonathan explains, "My goal is to hit the road as much as possible this year. I want my fans to get the full music experience, and to come away from a show with so much more than music."

Look for We Shot The Moon on the road for all of 2008, and their debut LP, Fear And Love, in the spring of 2008 on The Militia Group.

We Shot The Moon is: Jonathan Jones (vocals, piano), Trevo Faris (drums), Paul Wheatley (guitar).

* w/ Sherwood, The Matches, The Higher
^ w/ Sherwood, Houston Calls, The Higher
# w/ Dave Elkins (of Mae)
+ w/ Lost Ocean

15-Jan. La Jolla, California @ UCSD- Porter’s Pub #
17-Jan. Provo, Utah @ Velour #
18-Jan. Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court #
19-Jan. Rexburg, Idaho @ The Westwood #
20-Jan. Boise, Idaho @ The Venue #
22-Jan. Reno, Nevada @ Open Ground Skate Park #
24-Jan. San Luis Obispo, California @ Cal Poly SLO #
25-Jan. Fresno, California @ Kuppajoes w/ Lost Ocean +
26-Jan. San Jose, California @ The Espresso Garden
31-Jan. Orangevale, California @ The Boardwalk*
1- Feb. San Luis Obispo, California @ Downtown Brew*
2- Feb. Los Angeles, California @ Knitting Factory*
5- Feb. Anaheim, California @ Chain Reaction*
6- Feb. San Diego, California @ SOMA*
7- Feb. Tucson, Arizona @ The Rock*
8- Feb. Tempe, Arizona @ The Sets*
9- Feb. Las Vegas, Nevada @ Jillian’s*
12-Feb. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ The Conservatory*
14-Feb. Austin, Texas @ Emo's*
15- Feb. Dallas, Texas @ The Door*
16-Feb. Houston, Texas @ Java Jazz*
17-Feb. Metarie, Louisiana @ The High Ground*
19-Feb. Jacksonville, Florida @ Jack Rabbit’s^
20-Feb. Orlando, Florida @ Backbooth^
21-Feb. Tampa, Florida @ The Orpheum^
23-Feb. Atlanta, Georgia @ The Masquerade^
25-Feb. Raleigh, North Carolina @ Vintage 21^
27-Feb. New York, New York @ Highline Ballroom^
28-Feb. Allston, Massachusetts @ The ICC^
29-Feb Wilton, Connecticut @ Trackside Teen Center^
1- Mar. South Hackensack, New Jersey @ School of Rock^
2- Mar. Buffalo, New York @ Xtreme Wheelz^
4- Mar. Pontiac, Michigan @ The Eagle Theatre^
5- Mar. Lansing, Michigan @ Mac’s Bar^
6- Mar. Akron, Ohio @ Musica^
7- Mar. Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s^
8- Mar. Tinley Park, Illinois @ Mojoe’s^
9- Mar. Lacrosse, Wisconsin @ The Warehouse^
12-Mar. Duluth, Minnesota @ University of Minnesota^
13-Mar. Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Varsity Theatre^
14-Mar. Iowa City, Iowa @ The Picador^
15-Mar. Omaha, Nebraska @ Club Roxy^
16-Mar. Wichita, Kansas @ Eagles Lodge North^
17-Mar. Denver, Colorado @ Marquis Theatre^
21-Mar. Seattle, Washington @ El Corazon^
22-Mar. Portland, Oregon @ Hawthorne Theatre^