Run River North

Run River North

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Bursting with youthful passion, California's Run River North create a lush and soothing world on their self-titled debut album. Since forming in 2011, the six-member ensemble from the San Fernando Valley has diligently honed their brand of heartfelt, orchestral indie pop on-stage and at home, and they've even filmed a video ofSee more details below

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Bursting with youthful passion, California's Run River North create a lush and soothing world on their self-titled debut album. Since forming in 2011, the six-member ensemble from the San Fernando Valley has diligently honed their brand of heartfelt, orchestral indie pop on-stage and at home, and they've even filmed a video of themselves recording tracks in their cars. With their folky, anthemic sound and warm harmonies, comparisons to similarly minded bands like Of Monsters and Men and The Head and the Heart are apt, although even at their most serious, they still exude a sort of laid-back West Coast charm that could only come from kids who grew up in the Valley. Working with producer Phil Ek, whose credits include other throaty troubadours like Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses, the group has laid a sturdy foundation of well-written acoustic pop with songs like "Monsters Calling Home," "Fight to Keep," and the buoyant rocker "Excuses." Their music is rich and expansive and the songs often deal with broad themes of emotional and spiritual struggle like on "Beetle" and "Somewhere." Still, with all their questioning, they usually seem to come out on top with a calm sort of gracefulness, packaging their dark themes of soul-searching into a more hopeful and comforting package. This type of earnest, introspective folk-pop isn't necessarily groundbreaking, but Run River North do their version of it well, emanating a friendliness that is easy to get behind. They largely avoid the rootsy cliches of the waning new folk movement, identifying more with the chamber pop side of the spectrum on this promising debut.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/2014
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003099424
catalogNumber:
30994
Rank:
59543

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Run River North   Primary Artist
Jimmy Lee   Synthesizer
Daniel Chae   Violin,Electric Guitar,Group Member
John Chong   Drums,Group Member
Jimmy Lee   Keyboards
Joseph Chun   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Jennifer Rim   Violin,Group Member
Alex Hwang   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Sally Kang   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Phil Ek   Producer,Engineer
Emily Lazar   Mastering
Brian Kim   Artwork
Alex Dezen   Composer
Sean House   Layout
Run River North   Composer
Alex Hwang   Composer,Lyricist

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