When Alternative Press tells us to watch a band, we usually listen, however, we may have dropped the ball on this one! Crowned one of AP’s “Bands to Watch in 2009” it wasn’t until we heard their insanely catchy single “So Obvious” that Runner Runner first hit our radar. While we tried to wash the song out of our heads for days they did the unthinkable and unleashed an even more addictive stop-action video for the song to create some buzz.
Runner Runner (Ryan Ogren on vocals, Nick Bailey on guitar, Peter Munters on guitar, Jon Berry on bass and James Ulrich on drums) came together first as friends and then slowly morphed into the band they are today. Hailing from bands like Rufio and Over it, the sound that Runner Runner has evolved into is a bit more pop rock than their past projects but they seem to have found their calling. Writing songs in their backyard and putting together quirky videos is just the beginning of getting to know these guys. Their self-titled debut release (produced by Dave Darling) comes out later this summer and the band is currently finishing up a tour with Amber Pacific and Cartel before they head out with Secondhand Serenade and The White Tie Affair. We didn’t want to wait any longer to talk to these guys so we hit up bassist Jon Berry for all the scoop.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette
Runner Runner have released their new video for “So Obvious”. Watch the guys try to liven up a boring party that’s being taken over by technology and even see some crazy dance moves from guitarist Peter Munters. (Tune in next week for our interview with the band too!):
The band is currently finishing up a tour with Cartel and Amber Pacific and will begin touring with Secondhand Serenade beginning June 17th. For tour dates and any additional information, head to their MySpace or helprunnerrunner.com.
Runner Runner, one of the 2009 Alternative Press “bands to watch” have created an awesome stop motion video to the tune of their single, “So Obvious.” Check it out below. You can also check out the video HERE to see how you can help the guys out and even get a free song. Tell Ryan, Peter, Nick, Jon & James what you think about their music and to find out more about them, head to their MySpace, Facebook or Twitter.
Runner Runner is preparing to release their debut album sometime later this summer. They are currently on tour with Amber Pacific before joining up with Cartel, so be sure to catch them in your city!