Run River North ~ 29


Who is RUN RIVER NORTH?  An amazing but ridiculously underrated 6-piece indie rock band from sunny CaliforniaThey are Alex Hwang (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar), Daniel Chae (Electric Guitar/Violin), Jennifer Rim (Violin), Joseph Chun (Bass), John Chong (Drums), and Sally Kang (Vocals/Keys)

First words that come to mind when listening to “29”:  Infectiously energetic!

My take:  The slow transformation of RUN RIVER NORTH has been incredibly fun to follow.  From the early guitar strum days of a strong folksy based sound to a slightly more upbeat and energetic rock vibe powering their 2016 album “Drinking From A Salt Pond”, RUN RIVER NORTH continues to evolve into exciting new territory.  With their latest “Superstition EP” release in late January, the band reveals some B-side cuts from Drinking From A Salt Pond” that further illustrates their blossoming transition of styles including a radio version of the great “29” song.  Loaded with all the right elements of an anthem that can rock any stadium, “29” throws out lyrical daggers around growing older and the change to come, tackling an internal debate of whether to worry about it or to just not care at all.  Altogether knowing it is gonna happen either way.  “29” still ranks as one of my favorite songs of 2016 and is the perfect example of a new direction for the group I hope they keep exploring!


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 {TMH! FINAL VERDICT: On The Rise; Very Good; On Repeat; Best of the Year}

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