Portland musician John Moen is best known these days as the Decemberists' drummer, but the's been a behind-the-scenes force in the city's music scene even longer. From seeing local heroes like Wipers during the 80s, to drumming for Steven Malkmus, Elliott Smith, and Robert Pollard, he's led an indie rock life most can only imagine via episodes of "Portlandia." Now, he's venturing from behind the drum kit for a new solo album (under the moniker Perhapst) and Billboard has an early look at its standout track.
"Revise Your Maps," the album's title track, references Moen's initial apprehension towards the spotlight. "It’s a little bit about stage fright," he says. "Being willing to play music for people, but frightened to do so. That's one of my own hangups with my music."