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Canada’s Half Moon Run: ‘9beat’ & ‘adore u’ Live From The Treehouse…



Half Moon Run, the Montreal-based alternative act are on our radar as ones to watch, and they have today released an alternate version of the song “9beat” – captured live at the Treehouse Studio.

Featuring a string quartet and dynamic percussion, this version fuses the raw energy of indie rock with intricate orchestration. We also bring you the excellent track “adore u” in the video also captured at The Treehouse.

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In late August following the release of their acclaimed new album, Salt (BMG), the Juno Award-winning trio returned to the Treehouse Studio, an idyllic escape an hour north of Montreal, along with studio owner and producer Connor Seidel.

In addition to tracking “adore u”, Devon Portielje (lead vocals, guitar), Conner Molander (backing vocals, guitar, keys), and Dylan Phillips (backing vocals, drums,piano) also took time to revisit songs from “Salt” and record live versions along with the help of a string quartet and other guest musicians.

Half Moon Run formed a dozen years ago, and since their last album, “A Blemish in the Great Light” (Glassnote/Universal, 2019), the band has dropped two EPs and a collection of reworked “isolation versions” of older songs.

Half Moon Run netted two Juno Awards(Canada’s Grammys), for ‘Adult Alternative Album of the Year’ in 2020 for “A Blemish in the Great Light”, and again in 2022 for their EP “Inwards & Onwards.”

In 2021 they were nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ and also in 2016 for ‘Breakthrough Group.’ Half Moon Run also saw their fourth member, multi-instrumentalist Isaac Symonds, depart the band to move to Western Canada.

The remaining trio: Devon, Conner and Dylan are the band’s founding trio. In July 2023, the group released their new studio album, “Salt”.

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North American tour dates:

November 23, 2023 @ History, Toronto, ON

November 24, 2023 @ Kingston Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON

November 25, 2023 @ Algonquin Commons Theatre, Ottawa, ON

November 26, 2023 @ Algonquin Commons Theatre, Ottawa, ON

December 13, 2023 @ MTelus, Montreal, QC

December 14, 2023 @ MTelus, Montreal, QC

December 15, 2023 @ Salle Maurice-O’Bready, Sherbrooke, QC

December 17, 2023 @ Théâtre du Palais Municipal, Saguenay, QC

December 18, 2023 @ Grand Théâtre@ Quebec City, QC




Half Moon Run – Photo Credit Jennifer McCord




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