Spaceland & Levitt Pavilion LA Present
Church Sessions with Patrick Watson
Half Moon Run
2936 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90005
This event is all ages
This journey begins with that Montreal-based band of travelers, composed of Patrick Watson (vocals, piano, harmonium), Robbie Kuster (drums), Mishka Stein (bass), and Simon Angell (guitar). After touring the wild hillsides of Canada, Patrick Watson embarks on a whole new journey in 2006 with the release of Close to Paradise. Receiving national and international acclaim as well as collaborating and sharing the stage with various renowned artists along the ride, they're ready to gaze at the rest of the world.
Having a penchant for surreal acoustic landscapes, both organic and electronic, the band releases in April of 2009 Wooden Arms. Through this new album, the band scrapbooks their new songs, narrating the journey of a tour which took them to all four corners of the globe.
Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run is a talented young trio from Ottawa, Ontario and Comox, British Columbia. It was in a studio situated in Montreal's Mile-End district, through the hardships of time constraints and flatlined 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.
Aged 21-25 years old, but 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 surprising 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.
Although together for less than two years, the band has quickly caught the ear of programmers and tastemakers. The trio wowed audiences at SXSW, CMW, M for Montreal and Great Escape, and were proclaimed "Buzz Kings Of The (M for Montreal) Festival" by NME.
2012 kicked off with the launch of their debut album "DARK EYES" on march 27 in Canada, entering right away into Canadian charts.
After a dozen succesful dates in Canada, the band embarked on a marathon 32 gigs in 32 days tour in Europe, including festivals in France, Germany and The Great Escape in the UK, creating a huge buzz with fans and industry alike. They are currently on tour across Canada and will play summer festivals like Osheaga and Quebec city summer festival, before heading off for a second run to launch the album in Europe and Australia at the end of the year.