Half Moon Run
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Half Moon Run
"It was buzz heaven...Half Moon Run were borne aloft through the streets to be crowned Buzz Kings Of The Festival." -- NME at M for Montreal, November, 2011
"What most agreed was the best new band of the week, Half Moon Run. The Montreal trio match songwriting (and harmonies) of '60's folk rock with the atmospherics of Radiohead. I was instantly impressed" -- Brooklyn Vegan at M for Montreal, November, 2011
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.
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.
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, followed by an international tour. Second half of 2012 includes dates in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.
Devon Portielje: Lead vocals, guitars, drums
Conner Molander: Vocals, guitars, keys
Dylan Phillips: Vocals, drums, keys