We Shot The Moon
We Shot the Moon, formerly known as The Honor Roll, is a band from San Diego, California featuring Jonathan Jones the singer of Waking Ashland, and originally, Dan Koch, and Joe Greenetz both from the band Sherwood.
The band formed as The Honor Roll when Jonathan Jones' band, Waking Ashland, broke up. On July 21, 2007, the band put up 4 demos on their MySpace page. In August 2007 the group changed its name to We Shot the Moon.
Their first ever show as a band was a benefit concert called Water For Choche, which helped bring water to people in Choche, Ethiopia. It was held on September 15, 2007 at Point Loma Nazerene University in southern California. Since then only two of the members have stayed constant: Trevor Faris (drums) and Jonathan Jones (lead vocals and piano.)
They entered the studio on August 22, 2007, to record a full-length album. The title of the LP is Fear And Love. We Shot the Moon embarked on its first U.S. Tour in September 2007 with an original lineup of Jonathan Jones, Trevor Faris, Paul Wheatley, Matthew J Doughty, and Nathan Scott. By late November, the band was back in Southern California, but it wasn't long before the band toured Japan. Waking Ashland had broken in Japan, and the We Shot the Moon album was originally to be released there as a posthumous Waking Ashland B-sides collection before the group decided to make it their primary project.
Jason De La Torre became an official guitarist in the band in July 2008.
In August 2008, it was announced that original lead guitarist Paul Wheatley had left the band for personal reasons. His role on the current tour will be temporarily filled by Nate Miller.
We Shot the Moon entered the studio again in January 2009 to begin work on their second LP. The album will be produced by Mike Green (Waking Ashland, The Matches, Paramore). Though the group had a Japanese label contract, they had left The Militia Group early in 2009 and nearly self-released their sophomore full-length domestically after finding little interest from American record labels. The band eventually signed with Minneapolis, Minnesota based indie label Afternoon Records in June 2009 and released their second full-length album, "A Silver Lining," on October 13, 2009.