Featured This Week - Half Moon Run, ZZ Ward, and New Politics

  • Thu
    Sep 05
    11:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Mon
    Sep 09
    5:00 am -
    5:00 am

This week's playlist features new artists including Half Moon Run, ZZ Ward, New Politics, and Houndmouth.

 

Here's a review that I posted on the About the Music Facebook page.


by Robert ReederDevon Portielje

About the Music - KRUU-FM

 

Dark Eyes is the debut studio album by the Canadian indie rock band Half Moon Run, released through the Canadian label Indica Records and distributed through the Glassnote Entertainment Group.

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve been so intrigued by a band. I heard Half Moon Run’s single Call Me in the Afternoon while I was traveling on the West Coast. It was one of those times when you hear something new on the radio and immediately sit up straight and go, who is that?! I was taken by the vocal work of Devon Portielje, the exceptionally clean and precise harmonies, the creative arrangements and the powerful and tasteful melding of spacious atmosphere inside pounding tribal spear-chucking rhythm. Three of the four members of Half Moon Run are drummers which may explain a few things about the energy in their work.

As soon as I got home I purchased their debut album, Dark Eyes and was very happy to discover that the single I had heard was not a flook. The album, produced by Nygel Asselin of the Nimbus School of Recording Arts, is packed with solid songwriting, riveting vocal performances, top-notch production values and an overall feel and sound that is well defined and quite original, and it grows on you! The more I hear it, the more I like it!