FIRST LISTEN: Slow Runner “When We’re Clouds”
Slow Runner is an indie-pop band based in Charleston SC and Nashville TN. Built around singer/songwriter Michael Flynn and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler, the group’s quirky and intelligent ‘dork rock’ has taken them around the world, into and out of the major label record business (with SONYBMG) and continues to earn a growing grassroots/online following. They’ve had songs on TV shows like Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and others across FOX, ABC, MTV, Showtime, and other networks. They’ve also had songs featured in worldwide ad campaigns for useful products like cars and soap and the internet. Twenty years ago this would have been called ‘selling out’; now that society has descended into a soulless corporate sarlacc pit void of all dignity and integrity, it’s actually an inspiring success story!
Aside from touring with artists like Josh Ritter, The Avett Brothers, Built to Spill and others, they’ve released a bunch of music: four full length LPs, an EP, and several singles. After taking a brief hiatus following their last album cycle for ‘Damage Points,’ Slow Runner will be releasing a new album called ‘New Monsters’ in early 2016. The new record continues their storied tradition of using ornery pop songs to try (and fail) to get girls to like them.