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RUNNNER, the Los Angeles-based band, has quickly become of the best kept secrets in their music scene today. Helmed by 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.”

Awash, their debut record, crept its way through the city’s independent scene; winning over fans for their equal parts wry and devastating takes on heartbreak, loneliness, grilled chicken, and minor medical procedures. With expressive live shows supporting indie stars such as Half Waif and Field Medic, recently touring with Yoke Lore, and a handful of well-attended shows at SXSW 2019, Runnner have garnered a tight-knit and passionate fan base. 

In 2019, the band released a pair of singles “Eggshell” and “Frame” which caught the praise and admiration of many. Posting impressive streaming numbers and getting placed on popular Spotify playlists including “All New Indie” and “Fresh Finds,” the singles were also featured on multiple music editorials including The Line of Best Fit and All Things Go.

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 next EP, Fan On which was recorded and mixed in their garage and mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Alex G, Foxes in Fiction), is due out on June 7th.

monochrome (live in los angeles)

urgent care (meditation sessions)

awash (official video)

bodysurfing (official video)

eggshell (live on balcony tv - los angeles)

titan radio live - full set

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“the wide array of influences in runnner’s music meld to structure a sound so endearingly original it has to be believed”

- the wild honey pie

“the breezily reflective folk pop of Pinegrove meets the kitchen-based everyday introspection of early Trace Mountains”

- various small flames

"stunning and sorrowful…LA-based band runnner find a balance of beauty and melancholia"

- line of best fit

"calamitous swells of instrumentals take over, as if one is pounding ferociously but purposefully, creating a sound that's indescribable"

- the grey estates

featured on the following Spotify Editorial playlists: All New Indie, Fresh Finds, and Study Break

© nell sherman & silken weinberg

© nell sherman & silken weinberg

 

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