Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Listen to Half Moon Run's "I Can't Figure Out What's Going On"

I strongly believe that Half Moon Run are one of the most underrated bands. Not Canadian bands - just bands, in general.

The Montreal indie-rockers recently released a lovely follow-up to their debut album, Dark Eyes, which swaps out most of their earlier melancholic balladry for 13 sun-streaked, borderline alt-Americana songs, appropriately inspired by a California road trip. Considering the band has admitted their certified gold debut and exhaustive touring led to trying times in their personal lives, even in their soul searching, these reflective new songs often come across as nothing short of heartwarming.

On the upbeat second track "I Can't Figure Out What's Going On," the repetitive, glimmering guitar and string section (which appears throughout most of the album) slowly build to a jaunty place that lays the foundation for frontman Devon Portielje's bluesiest vocals yet.

Have a listen, and pick up Sun Leads Me On (via Indica Records) today.

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