HALF MOON RUN releases it's long awaited debut album - Dark Eyes, 11 tracks rich in textures with melancholic harmonies that blend perfectly together.
This first album will be on the shelves March 27th in Canada and will be launched on April 2nd at the Sala Rossa in Montreal.
Aged 21 to 25 years old and armed with solid training and raw talent, the band wowed the audience and critics at the last M for Montreal festival (watch them here).
Praised by Inrocks, NME and Brooklyn Vegan, Half Moon Run is already in demand internationally. They are about to embark on an extended tour where they will be playing South by South West (Texas) and Canadian Music Week (Toronto) in March, a 5 week stint in Europe including The Great Escape (UK) in April/May, before hitting Canadian summer festivals and their first national tour of Australia in September.
The trio co-produced Dark Eyes with Daniel Lagacé and Nygel Asselin. Mastered by Ryan Morey and mixed by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Nada Surf, Wilco) the album was recorded in autumn 2011 at Nimbus studio in Vancouver and at Studio Plateau in Montreal.
Based in Montreal, but originally from Ottawa, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia the band's unique sound merges elements of indie, rock, pop and folk with rhythmic harmonies, delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica. Devon Portielje's vocals are on a level rarely seen in the indie music scene and are backed up superbly by Connor Molander and Dylan Phillips. Phillips often plays drums and keys simultaneously as Molander and Portielje shuffle between guitar, keys, samplers, and percussion. Folky three-part harmonies hold down moody, psychedelic arrangements and electronic-infused soundscapes.
Their first single FULL CIRCLE is now available for listening and Dark Eyes can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp (http://halfmoonrun.bandcamp.com/)
"(…) while the biggest buzz around the festival was for Montreal trio Half Moon Run." - Mark Monahan, Director of the Ottawa Bluesfest, interviewed by the Ottawa Sun
"Their minimal but textured rock had real dynamics. It had hooks. They looked and sounded a bit like Girls. It was buzz heaven, the sinews on everyone's necks bulged as they were juiced with pure buzz, and Half Moon Run were borne aloft through the streets to be crowned Buzz Kings Of The Festival." - Gavin Haynes, NME
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