Half Moon Run, a band not to be missed – Watch video ‘Full Circle’

Half Moon Run is a talented young band from Ottawa, Ontario and Comox, British Columbia. It was in a practice studio situated in Montreal’s Mile-End district, through the hardships of time constraints and flat-lined bank accounts, that the trio bonded and created their unique sound, fusing together the restless elements of indie, pop and folk with beautiful rhythmic harmonies, delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica.

Armed with solid training and raw talent, they mix and combine their different musical backgrounds. Their complex arrangements, inspired by both classical and modern composers, are particularly striking to hear and see during their live shows. Devon Portielje’s remarkable voice is beautifully backed up 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.

Half Moon Run – Full Circle (Official Video)

Official video clip of “Full Circle”, first track of Dark Eyes (2012) by Half Moon Run.
Directed by Pierre-Luc Racine (Parce Que Films).

NYC Governors Ball Music Festival 2014 – Lineup

Half Moon Run – She Wants to Know (Official Video)

Jun 06– Jun 08, 2014
New York, New York (Randall’s Island Park)
$230.00 (GA); $500.00 (VIP)

Founders Entertainment is proud to announce the dates for the fourth annual Governors Ball Music Festival. The 2014 edition of New York City’s preeminent music event will take place Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th in Randall’s Island Park, and showcase over 80 artists performing during the three-day event.

The lineup

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Canadian Band to Watch: Half Moon Run

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Click to listen to Half Moon Run’s “Dark Eyes”

Half Moon Run have gained widespread recognition by opening for bands like Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men and Metric. Now the Canadian indie rockers step out on their own with Dark Eyes, their LP debut.

Anchored by Devon Portielje, all four members harmonize on songs with measured, gentle guitar arrangements that lend the album a mellow, ethereal feel. The music varies widely, from keyboard-driven tracks like “Judgement” and “She Wants to Know” to cryptic lyrics dealing with addiction on “Full Circle” and “Drug You.” The cheery “Call Me in the Afternoon” masks somber lyrical content with subtle folk instrumentation.

Half Moon Run will tour extensively this summer. They will play all three of Mumford & Sons’ U.S. Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers. The band will also be on the summer festival circuit, including performances at Lollapalooza and Leeds Festival.

Dark Eyes was released in the U.S. on July 23rd.

Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes [Full Album]

Montreal rockers rip through ‘Call Me in the Afternoon’

On the heels of a tour with Of Monsters and Men and a coveted slot at last week’s Lollapalooza festival, Montreal indie-rockers Half Moon Run are rising fast. Here, you can watch them offer up a poignant live performance of “Call Me in the Afternoon,” a track from the group’s debut album, Dark Eyes. The stirring clip was shot on tour in Brussels in May.

Half Moon Run – comprising Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips and Isaac Symonds – still have a busy slate of shows ahead. They will perform at the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23rd and 24th in England before continuing on to dates in the Midwest and South. See their tour dates here.

Half Moon Run – Call Me In The Afternoon in session for BBC Radio 1

Published on Jul 24, 2013

Half Moon Run perform their single Call Me In The Afternoon for Huw Stephens from the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios. Make sure you check out the other videos for Full Circle, Nerve and Unofferable.