Half Moon Run: A Blemish In The Great Light World Tour


January 31, 2020

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  • January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 PM


The Arena at TD Place

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The word everyone comes back to when describing Montreal indie rockers Half Moon Run is “complex” (The Guardian, Exclaim, et al.) Whether they’re billed as dreamy alt-pop, bucolic alt-folk, or psychedelic indie rock, the four multiinstrumentalists— Devon Portielje (vocals, guitar, piano, percussion), Conner Molander (vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, pedal steel, bass, harmonica), Dylan Phillips (vocals, drums, piano, keyboard), and Isaac Symonds (vocals, drums, mandolin, synth, bass)—have built their name on cerebral, acrobatic arrangements and harmonies that lilt prettily till they turn feral.

Winnipeg signer/songwriter Taylor Janzen will kick the night off.

Their first album, Dark Eyes (Indica, 2012), placed two A-list singles on BBC Radio 1 and went platinum in Canada, earning them a nod as a Rolling Stone “band to watch.” They followed up with Sun Leads Me On (Glassnote, 2015), which had them touring furiously through Europe and North America, and got them a JUNO nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2016. Their third and most excellent album, A Blemish in the Great Light, is out NOW on Glassnote Records and available here

A Blemish in the Great Light marks a very welcome return for Montreal’s Half Moon Run. As a band whose art is deliberately left to do all the talking, it’s a record that takes strands from their previous work; all multi-layered instrumentation, intricate shapes and patterns, and a veritable cascading of melody, and merges it with something painted with more vivid colours, and with a rare playfulness too.

Half Moon Run has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to the treatment of severe acute malnutrition through effective, locally produced, ready-to-use therapeutic foods.

Half Moon Run presented by spectrasonic and LIVE 88.5 FM with the support of Ontario Creates