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Run Forever Full Album Stream

Run ForeverPittsburgh indie-rock band Run Forever has launched a full stream of their upcoming self-titled effort which is set to drop on October 9, 2015 via No Sleep Records.  Pre-orders are live.

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Run, Forever

Big Vacation 7"

No Sleep Records
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Run, Forever has made a big splash in their short five years together.  Their commendable brand of garage-based indie-rock has slowly emerged from an origin of twangy country meets heartbreak emo.  Along the way, the band continues to infuse a variety of other influences, from garage pop to even-keel indie.  Their latest 7”, Big Vacation, surveys Run, Forever’s career variety across a trio of tunes.  With a subdued demeanor, the band steadies their hand with a subtle overarching, relaxed groove that ties their sound together.  

The band kicks things off with a quaint little indie-rock number with a breezy tempo.  Blanketed by the warm glow of soft riffs, “Big Vacation” denotes Run, Forever’s simplest elements.  It’s remarkable how unremarkable yet inviting the track ends up.  A few good chords plucked between chorus and verse shimmer gracefully, countered by the slight buzz of late-song companion riffs (think Kevin Devine).  On the other hand, “Lake Pleasant” places its stock in a steady garage-pop beat, complete with fuzzy vocals and a dank yet compelling rhythm.  The track serves as a solid example of Run, Forever’s tendency for dirty yet attractive sounds.  The third and final track, “Crystal Court,” tightens up vocalist Anthony Huebel’s notes and dusts off that early grit in favour of a batch of crisper, higher reaching notes and instrumental flourishes (closer to Manchester Orchestra).  It’s probably the the best of the bunch, and almost makes for some slight disappointment considering that it stands as the sole representative of this style on Big Vacation.

Big Vacation actually serves as a precursor to Run, Forever’s self titled full length, due out later this year.  As far as setting the hype for the band’s next chapter, Run, Forever choose their tracks well.  Big Vacation isn’t a game changer on its own, but shows a band that’s definitely well-invested and versed in the post-punk game.  

Run Forever Announce Self Title LP; Premiere New Song

Run ForeverPittsburgh indie-rock band Run Forever has announced details for their next full length.  The album will serve as their self-titled effort and is set to drop on October 9, 2015 via No Sleep Records.  Singer/guitarist Anthony Heubel comments on the first track from the album, “Seperate Bedrooms”:  

“I tried writing this a lot of different ways to avoid saying who it’s about, but it’s about my mom… She’ll probably cry if she ever reads this. It’s a song about the ups and downs of life and holding onto memories. It’s a sobering account of how we can sometimes find ourselves left in an unfair spot for no good reason, with such little time and energy left to turn things around. I am a product of that life, and Separate Bedrooms is an observation of how random and left to chance our outcomes or existences can feel.”

Listen to the new song here courtesy The AV Club.  Pre-orders are live.

Run Forever Debut New Single ‘Big Vacation’

Run ForeverPittsburgh indie rock band Run Forever have debuted their new single Big Vacation, out now on 7″ and digitally via No Sleep Records featuring 2 additional b-sides. The track is currently streaming thanks to the good folks at Brooklyn Vegan and  vocalist Anthony Heubel had this to say about the track:

“I tried for a really long time to be the guy that loves everyone, the 24/7 good mood, always happy to see you type…I have finally accepted that I will never be that person. I have always loved songs that poke fun at the human experience, mundane life styles, American culture, whatever you want to call it. I really like to put those things under a microscope and frame songs in that way. “Big Vacation” is a song about looking around you and feeling like everyone is trying to sell you something to make your life better, or more personalized or more convenient.”

Big Vacation will feature on the band’s upcoming full length, due out later this year and you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Run Forever Sign To No Sleep Records

Run ForeverPittsburgh punk band Run Forever has signed with No Sleep Records and are currently writing what will be their debut for the new label.  Guitarist/vocalistAnthony Heubel comments on what fans can expect:

“The songs on the EP and LP are a lot more musically diverse than anything we’ve done before. We wanted to focus on the production of each song and experiment by recording some of them with Matt in an analog environment and some with Kyle Gilbride via his mobile studio.”

The band released their lat full length, Settling, in 2012 on Tiny Engines Records.

Run Forever Join 6131 Records, Announce Tour

Run ForeverPittsburgh punk band Run Forever have signed with 6131 Records and are currently writing what will be their debut for the new label.

The former Tiny Engines band are also about to embark on a series of dates across the US, Mexico and Canada.

Full dates are available below:

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Signals Midwest Announce New Album And Tour With Run Forever

Signals MidwestCleveland indie punks Signals Midwest have announced their new record Light on the Lake will be out in the fall via Tiny Engines Records. Ahead of the release of the bands third full length, they will be hitting the road this summer with label mates Run Forever for shows in the US and Canada. Former Tiny Engines (and current SideOneDummy) band Restorations will join them for the first few shows.

Full tour dates below.

 

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Run, Forever

The Devil, And Death and Me

Solidarity Records
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Run, Forever took a big chance when combining twangy country and heartbreak emo.  Sure, Connor Oberst has done it for years, but I view him as a generally agreed upon exception.  As with any genre straddling group, there’s always a risk of aggravating both camps and satisfying no one.  Right from the start, Run, Forever hurdles over those pitfalls, landing a mean middle ground distinct from its origins.

For those with an ear for the deeply contemplative introspection of acts like Kevin DevineSomething CorporateSay Anything, and most recently, Les SagesRun, Forever’s most recent album, The Devil, And Death, And Me, is a shoe in.  Vocalist Anthony Heubel quivers as if confronting his demons pointblank after running headlong into their physical manifestation one late night on the subway (like a recovered suicidal still haunted by demons).  But rather than flee, Heubel stands tall, each word signifying a triumph.  The most tortured example rests with “There’s Only Today,” an uncharacteristically plodding piece speaking to the power of the present in clouding our thoughts of past and future.

But for the most part The Devil, And Death, And Me exists on the up-side of the country bench.  Opener “A Sequence Of Sad Events” rocks out with the lividness of early Against Me! with the guitar in “The Grand Illusion” following like a lantern-lit horse-drawn caravan across a dead moon’s sky.  In “Graves” Heubel speaks of rising up and “climbing out of this grave,” a passage following an admission of life consuming guilt (“I was never innocent to begin with, I was born with experience”).  Curiously, after that metaphoric cemetery comparison, the following messages sounds like that of an optimist.  In the title track, Heubel sings “I swear that I’ll make it out of this year, I might not know where I’ll be going, but it’s certainly better than here” to the album’s only true chorus of gang vocals – a technique empowering this rare message of hope.

Run, Forever might hail from the emo school of things, but that doesn’t mean the group has given up on life.  No, the four-piece chugs along in-spite of past hardship, always looking forward and never too far back. The Devil, And Death, And Me is a celebration of life’s internal struggles, acknowledging both failures and victories.  Heubel brings some strong vocals to the table, with his backing band’s flexibility for moving between country and alternative directions skillfully blending styles with distinct results.  If you’re like me, and you enjoy a healthy dose of emotional punk as per the aforementioned bands, then Run, Forever should be a wise choice.

Tours: Run Forever / Signals Midwest

Signals Midwest and Run Forever have announced that hey will be touring together this summer starting July 18th in Pittsburgh. Restorations will be joining for the first four dates. Signals Midwest are currently supporting their 2011 LP, Latitudes And Longitudes, while Run Forever are touring in support of 2012’s Settling LP on Tiny Engines. 2nd pressings of the LP will be in stock soon but limited 1st pressing copies are still available.

Tour dates below.

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Video: Run, Forever – Basement

Run, ForeverPittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever have released a video for the track “Basement,” the fourth track from their new album Settling which is available through Tiny Engines Records now.

The video can be seen below while the record can be streamed on Bandcamp.

 

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Tours: Run, Forever / State Lines

Run, ForeverThis Thursday, label mates Run, Forever and State Lines will be heading out on tour together for a three week winter tour that will see them playing throughout the East Coast, Southeast and Midwest.

Run, Forever is touring in support of its new full-length, Settling while State Lines are supporting their Self-Titled EP from last year. Both records can be purchased directly from the bands or Tiny Engines Records‘ webstore, and digital versions are available via iTunes and Bandcamp.

The dates are below.

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Tours: The World Is A Beautiful Place / I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Slingshot Dakota

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced their fall tour with Topshelf Records label mates Slingshot Dakota. The tour kicks off October 17th in Boston, Maryland and works it’s way through the east. 

TWIABP are in the process of recording a new LP after a series EP releases. Slingshot Dakota‘s new album  Dark Hearts will be released November 6 through Topshelf Records.

Prior to the tour with Slingshot DakotaTWIABP will be playing two shows, one in New York and one In New Jersey.

A Complete list of dates can be seen below.

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Run, Forever Post New Song, Tour Dates

Run ForeverPittsburgh, PA  trio Run, Forever have posted a stream of their new song, Maritime States, online. It can be heard here.

The track comes from their upcoming album, Settling, which is tentatively scheduled for a Fall 2012 release on 12-inch vinyl and digital formats from Tiny Engines RecordsSettling was recorded by ex-Pissed Jeans bassist Dave Rosenstraus at the Braddock Hit Factory Studio and follows their 2010 debut long-playerThe Devil, And Death, And Me, which was released by Solidarity Recordings. Last year Run, Forever released an EP titled A Few Good Things, as well as a Split with Atlanta’s The Wild, which can be downloaded for free at If You Make It.

In related news, beginning on Wednesday, Run, Forever will embark on a 12-day tour of the East Coast with fellow Pittburghers Adventures, The dates are below.

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Tours: Basement (Farewell Shows)

BasementBasement has announced two final farewell shows before entering a state of indefinite hiatus.  The band plans to release their next full length, Colourmekindess, this fall through Run For Cover Records.

The final two show dates can be found below.

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Run, Forever Joins Tiny Engines Records

Run ForeverTiny Engines Records have added Pittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever to their roster and will release the outfit’s newest full-length, Settling, in the Fall of 2012 on 12″ vinyl and digital formats.

Currently, Run, Forever is at the Braddock Hit Factory Studio with ex-Pissed Jeans bassist Dave Rosenstraus finishing up with recording and mixing for the ten songs that will appear on Settling.

The album is the follow-up to the punk trio’s well-received 2010 debut long-player, The Devil, And Death, And Me, which was released by Solidarity Recordings. Last year Run, Forever released an EP titled A Few Good Things, as well as a Split with The Wild, which can be downloaded for free at If You Make It. Both 7-inches were also issued by Solidarity.

Solidarity Recordings To Release Two New 7 Inches

Solidarity RecordingsSolidarity Recordings have announced plans to release two new seven inches in the coming mongth.

First is Pittsburgh’s Run, Forever who are releasing a new 7” titled “A Few Good Things” in time for their show this October at Fest 10. It is a co-release between Solidarity Recordings (US) and Eager Beaver Records in Japan. The release date is set for October 25th 2011; and it follows their split with The Wild and their debut full length “The Devil, And Death, and Me”.  

The second is a split between Noise By Numbers from Chicago, IL and The Magnificent from the UK . It will be released in conjunction with  Drunken Sailor Records (UK) and will feature two new tracks from each band. The release date is set for November 15th 2011.

The Wild / Run, Forever – Split

The Wild are easily one of my favourite new discoveries from last year. My friend introduced me to them at The Fest and they were the highlight of the weekend (and, in turn, became a cornerstone segment in a screenplay I wrote). Their socially aware, pro-community folk punk is pretty much unmatched by anyone in today’s game and their split with Pittsburgh’s Run, Forever pushes that forward. With that said though, Run, Forever aren’t too shabby either as their latest album – The Devil, Death, and Me – has been in heavy rotation in my CD player in the last couple of months.

Check out the free, four song split by the bands to see how well they work together.

The Wild / Run Forever - Split

Download the split here.

 

The Wild and Run, Forever Split 7", Tours

The WildAtlanta, GA’s The Wild and Pittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever are gearing up for some heavy U.S. touring in support of the bands’ upcoming Split 7″ on Solidarity Recordings. Due out on June 21st, the four song release will be limited to 500 on black and color vinyl. Pre-order information will be available soon but both bands should have copies of the 7″ on tour beginning in mid-June as well.

Sadly, the bands are touring separately; but they will meet up for a week of shows beginning on June 4th at Crucial Fun Fest in Lexington, KY.  All the dates are below.

In other news from The Wild, on June 12th, Asian Man Records will release A Collection from The Wild, which is a CD re-release of various out-of-print singles, EPs, live songs and split releases. The band will have copies available for sale on the upcoming tour. The record follows last year’s Set Ourselves Free.

As for Run, Forever, they recently released theur full-length, The Devil, And Death, And Me.

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The Wild and Run, Forever Split 7″, Tours

The WildAtlanta, GA’s The Wild and Pittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever are gearing up for some heavy U.S. touring in support of the bands’ upcoming Split 7″ on Solidarity Recordings. Due out on June 21st, the four song release will be limited to 500 on black and color vinyl. Pre-order information will be available soon but both bands should have copies of the 7″ on tour beginning in mid-June as well.

Sadly, the bands are touring separately; but they will meet up for a week of shows beginning on June 4th at Crucial Fun Fest in Lexington, KY.  All the dates are below.

In other news from The Wild, on June 12th, Asian Man Records will release A Collection from The Wild, which is a CD re-release of various out-of-print singles, EPs, live songs and split releases. The band will have copies available for sale on the upcoming tour. The record follows last year’s Set Ourselves Free.

As for Run, Forever, they recently released theur full-length, The Devil, And Death, And Me.

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Video: Run, Forever – The Devil, And Death, And Me

Run, ForeverRun, Forever has released a brand new music video.  The video features the song “The Devil, And Death, And Me,” which appeared on last year’s album of the same name, serving as their Solidarity Records debut.

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Tours: Run, Forever

Beginning next Tuesday with a week of shows along the East Coast, followed by a two-month US tour in May and June, Pittsburgh’s Run, Forever will find itself on the road for most of the Spring, playing shows in support of its debut full-length, The Devil, And Death, And Me. The dates are below.

Originally self-released in July of 2010 and officially re-issued by Solidarity Recordings a few months later, the California punk label has just pressed a 12″ vinyl version of this terrific album, which you can grab here or from the band at shows. Act fast though – the LP is extremely limited (140 x black vinyl).

You can download a free MP3 of A Sequence Of Sad Events here.

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Run, Forever "The Devil, and Death, and Me"

Solidarity RecordingsPittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever have released The Devil, and Death, and Me on 12″ vinyl through Solidarity Recordings. The album was originally released on CD last December. The vinyl is limited to 140 on black vinyl. The 12″ can be ordered from the band at shows or through the web store here.

Run, Forever are also working on a split with The Wild and also a 10 day tour of the East Coast. Tour dates can be found below.

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Run, Forever "The Devil, and Death, and Me"

Pittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever have released The Devil, and Death, and Me on 12″ vinyl through Solidarity Recordings. The album was originally released on CD last December. The vinyl is limited to 140 on black vinyl. The 12″ can be ordered from the band at shows or through the web store here.

Run, Forever are also working on a split with The Wild and also a 10 day tour of the East Coast. Tour dates can be found below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAR 18 – Erie, PA @ The Oh Five (LP Release Show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAR 19 – Ashtabula, OH @ West End 2153 (LP Release Show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APR 05 – Dubois, PA @ Treasure Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APR 06 – Scranton, PA @ The Vintage Theater
APR 07 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell
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Keene, NH @ Get Better Fest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APR 09 – Keene, NH @ Get Better Fest!
APR 10 – Boston, MA @ Outskirts House
APR 11 – New York, NY @ Party Expo
APR 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Maggot House

 

 

Run, Forever Signs to Solidarity Recordings

Solidarity RecordingsPittsburgh indie-punk-folk trio Run, Forever has teamed up with Solidarity Recordings to reissue its debut full-length, The Devil, And Death, And Me.

Originally self-released by the Pennsylvania band in July of 2010, Solidarity is now taking pre-orders for the label-issued CD, which will see an official street date of December 21st. To grab your copy, go here or pick one up directly from the band at shows.

You can download the album opener,  “A Sequence Of Sad Events,” for free here.

Solidarity Recordings Signs Run, Forever

Run, ForeverSolidarity Recordings have announced the signing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Run, Forever. Their first release together with be the re-issue of the band’s debut full length “The Devil, and Death, and Me.” The album will see a proper re-release on Solidarity in December 2010, along with a split 7” to be announced soon.

You can hear songs from the band on their MySpace page.



Run, Forever Joins Solidarity Recordings

Pittsburgh folk punk group Run, Forever has joined the Solidarity Recordings roster.  Current plans include a reissue for the band’s debut full length, The Devil, and Death, and Me in December 2010, and with a new 7″ split scheduled soon after.  The band also previously released two EPs.

Find out more about the band here.