Shoot the Moon: 'Purple B' Shoot the Moon is a sextet from Montreal, Quebec with a sound that's part nu-jazz, part dream pop, part experimental ambience — reminiscent of the band Portishead. The band's debut EP, Where Strangers Live, is warm, layered and melodic, fronted by lead singer Nadia Bashalani's gentle croon.
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Shoot the Moon: 'Purple B'

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Shoot the Moon: 'Purple B'

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Shoot the Moon is a sextet from Montreal, Quebec with a sound that's part nu-jazz, part dream pop, part experimental ambience -- reminiscent of the band Portishead. The band's debut EP, Where Strangers Live, is warm, layered and melodic, fronted by lead singer Nadia Bashalani's gentle croon.

The group includes: Daniel Schachter (guitar), Nadia Bashalani (vocals), Louie-Phillipe Nagy (keyboard/Trumpet), James Rosen (bass/Drums/guitar), Tara Martin (drums/guitar), and Julie Raymond (viola).

Lead singer Bashalani says the featured track, "Purple B," "is named after setting '79' on Louis' keyboard. It represents something that doesn't exist. At times we feel like we are looking for something that isn't. It was also written in winter which would explain the cold and hard imagery."

Shoot the Moon is currently at work on a full-length CD and planning a new tour.