Hamilton, ON’s Billy Moon has premiered a video for the track “Roads”, taken from his new EP That Which You Can’t Throw Away, available today. The video can be summed up as if Ryan Lochte went to Burning Man but no one wanted to hang out with him. The EP was recorded at Black Lodge Studios, by Asher Gould Murtagh (Marriage, Merival). Speaking on the recent release, Graham Wright, the driving force behind Billy Moon, says:
“Billy Moon is my license to say whatever I want but it’s also a sludgey version of my real self.
I’ve always felt like the weirdo in the room, there will always be a part of me that wants to raise a big middle finger to the rest of the world that says “fine, here I am, come and get me”.
The music of Billy Moon is meant for the periods of your life when everything sucks except for your favourite record. I spent a good two years of my life after I left for university fully convinced that there was something wrong with me. I was surrounded and living with people who called themselves my friends but I still felt miles away from. The whole time I was convinced that I was too negative, that I wasn’t fun enough, that I needed to lighten up and that I had to fit in. Fuck, I felt like I was 7 years old again except this time I was going to do it right.
Billy Moon was the guy that remained a constant for me when I was going through my own ups and downs with meeting new kids and trying out new paths of self discovery. Billy Moon was a part of my identity, a name that I was not given, but that I took.”
Billy Moon tour dates with Walrus
Sept 29: Sudbury – Townehouse
Sept 30: Sault Ste Marie – Lop Lops
Oct 1: Thunder Bay – Foundry
Oct 4: Winnipeg – The Handsome Daughter
Oct 5: Regina – O’Halons
Oct 6: Saskatoon – Vangelis Tavern
Oct 7: Calgary – Broken City
Oct 8: Edmonton – Up+Dt Festival – Brixx
Oct 20: Toronto – The Horseshoe w/ The Pack A.D