Half Moon Run Announce New Album 'Salt,' Share Single "Alco"

Half Moon Run Announce New Album 'Salt,' Share Single 'Alco'
Montreal's Half Moon Run have spent the past few years releasing EPs and winning JUNO Awards, while the band's Isaac Symonds departed the lineup. The now-trio have emerged on the other side of this period with a new album: Salt is due out on June 2 via BMG, and the single "Alco" is out now.

The album was primarily made with producer Connor Seidel at his Treehouse Studio, north of Montreal. "While making this record, it felt as if we were boiling down a huge cauldron of musical ideas, trying to reduce it to something elemental. What we were left with was Salt," said the band's Conner Molander in a statement.

A press release notes that Salt finds the band digging into their origins while also reflecting on the forward-looking anxieties of the pandemic era. New single "Alco" began as a ukulele riff that the band's Devon Portielje wrote on a 2012 trip to Thailand, and it wasn't until Salt that the band finally figured out how to arrange it. The songs "9beat," "Hotel in Memphis," "Dodge the Rubble" and "Salt" also come from reworked old material.

Watch the video for "Alco" below, directed by Marc-André Dupaul. The previously released single "You Can Let Go," which Half Moon Run released back in March, appears on the album as the opening track. Salt is available to pre-order here.

The band previously announced 2023 tour dates


1. You Can Let Go
2. Alco
3. Hotel in Memphis
4. Everyone Is Moving Out East
5. 9beat
6. Dodge the Rubble
7. Heartbeat
8. Gigafire
9. Goodbye Cali
10. Salt
11. Crawl Back In

Half Moon Run 2023 Tour Dates:

07/01 Saint John's, NL - George Street Festival
07/06 Cowansville, QC - Soif de Musique Festival
07/07 Trois-Rivières, QC - Festi-Voix Festival
09/12 Brighton, UK - CHALK
09/13 London, UK - O2 Forum
09/14 Bristol, UK - SWX
09/16 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
09/17 Glasgow, UK - SWG3
09/18 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
09/20 Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot
09/21 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
09/22 Paris, France - Le Bataclan
09/23 Rennes, France - L'Astrolobe
09/25 Lyon, France - L'Epicerie Moderne
09/26 Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten
09/28 Munich, Germany - Freiheitshalle
09/29 Mannheim, Germany - Alte Feuerwache
09/30 Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
10/02 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
10/03 Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
10/04 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
10/06 Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVrendenburg
10/07 Groningen, Netherlands - Oosterport
10/08 Maastricht, Netherlands - Muziekgieterij
10/24 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
10/25 San Francisco, CA - August Hall
10/27 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/28 Seattle, OR - The Crocodile
10/29 Tacoma, WA - Spanish Ballroom
11/01 Victoria, BC - Royal Theatre
11/02–03 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/05 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
11/07 Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
11/08 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
11/10 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
11/11 Chicago, IL - Metro
11/12 Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall
11/14 Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
11/16 Washington, VA - Union Stage
11/17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/18 Boston, MA - Royale
11/21 London, ON - London Music Hall
11/23 Toronto, ON - History
11/24 Kingston, ON - Kingston Grand Theatre
11/25–26 Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre
12/13–14 Montreal, QC - MTelus
12/15 Sherbrooke, QC - Salle Maurice-O'Bready
12/17 Saguenay, QC - Théâtre du Palais Municipal
12/18 Quebec City, QC - Grand Théâtre