RUNNNER, the Los Angeles-based band, has quickly become of the best kept secrets in their music scene today. Helmed by workhorse musicians Noah Weinman (who plays guitar for Worn-Tin and Natalie Green, as well as trumpet for DAISY) and Nate Lichtenberger (percussion/FX for Thumpasaurus), the band fuses electronic and experimental elements into their ragged, heart-on-your-sleeve folk-rock. A sound they somewhat facetiously refer to as “Bandcamp songs for Soundcloud kids.”
“We start with these honest, bedroom-folksy songs,” Weinman said. “Then we just start adding like 808’s and weird found-sounds and pretty soon it’s something totally new and exciting.”
Their debut album, Awash, crept its way through the city’s independent scene; winning over fans for their wry and sometimes devastating takes on break-ups, loneliness, grilled chicken, and minor medical procedures.
Filling out the rest of the band is Rosie Tucker on bass, Evan Rasch on guitar, Dan Rasch on keys, and Ben McPeek & Jordan Leicht on saxophones. Their expressive live shows supporting indie stars such as Half Waif, Yoke Lore, and Field Medic, in addition to one of the most well-attended sets at LA’s Echo Park Rising Festival in 2018, have garnered a passionate, local fan base as the band aims to expand their reach nationally.
Runnner’s recently released the first single “Eggshell” off of their upcoming EP, Fan On which was recorded and mixed in their garage and mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Alex G, Foxes in Fiction).