We Shot The Moon Biography
Last updated: 07/02/2009
The band was formed when Jonathan Jones' band, Waking Ashland, broke up. On July 21, 2007, the band put up 4 demos on their MySpace page, www.myspace.com/weshotthemoon. In August 2007, they changed their name from The Honor Roll to We Shot the Moon and moved the songs to a new MySpace page, whose title reflected the new band name; they have kept the old MySpace page online but have replaced most of the content with an image linking to their new page.
Their first ever show as a band was a benefit concert called Water For Choche, which helped bring water to people in Choche, Ethiopia. It was held on September 15, 2007 at Point Loma Nazerene University in southern California. Since then only two of the members have stayed constant: Trevor Faris (drums) and Jonathan Jones (lead vocals and piano.)
They entered the studio on August 22, 2007, to record a full-length album. The title of the LP is Fear And Love. We Shot the Moon embarked on its first U.S. Tour in September 2007 with an original lineup of Jonathan Jones, Trevor Faris, Paul Wheatley, Matthew J Doughty, and Nathan Scott. By late November, the band was back in Southern California, but it wasn't long before the band toured Japan.
Jason De La Torre became an official guitarist in the band in July 2008.
In August 2008, it was announced that original lead guitarist Paul Wheatley had left the band for personal reasons. His role on the current tour will be temporarily filled by Nate Miller.
We Shot the Moon entered the studio again in January 2009 to begin work on their second LP. The album will be produced by Mike Green (Waking Ashland, The Matches, Paramore).
The band signed with Minneapolis, Minnesota based indie label Afternoon Records in June 2009 and are set to release their second full-length album, "A Silver Lining," in the Fall of 2009.