• Alternative Press Premier: exclusive song stream for “Maritime States”
• Settling: new full-length out this Fall on 12-inch vinyl + digital formats (Tiny Engines)
• East Coast Tour: Aug 15 – 26 with Adventures(No Sleep Records, 3/4 of Code Orange Kids)
Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Restorations, Dikembe) and Run, Forever – the most recent addition to the label’s growing family of bands – have teamed up with Alternative Press for an exclusive debut of the song “Maritime States.” Go here to stream the first single from the Pittsburgh, PA trio’s upcoming full-length, Settling
Tentatively scheduled for a Fall 2012 release on 12-inch vinyl and digital formats, Settling was recorded by ex-Pissed Jeans bassist Dave Rosenstraus at the Braddock Hit Factory Studio. 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 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, which features 3/4 of Code Orange Kids and recently joined the venerable No Sleep Records. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.
Stay tuned for plenty more Run, Forever news in the coming month, including final artwork and track listing, more song premieres, a full U.S. tour in October and November and of course, the pre-order launch for Settling. Also, be sure to follow Tiny Engines’ Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest updates.
EAST COAST TOUR w/ Adventures
AUG 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project w/ Hostage Calm
AUG 16 – Richmond, VA @ House Show w/ Like Bats
AUG 17 – Fredrick, MD @ Cafe 611
AUG 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mount Thrashmore
AUG 19 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Cooler Ranch
AUG 20 – Wallingford, CT @ Secret Location
AUG 21 – Allston, MA @ Trouble Ahead
AUG 22 – Lowell, MI @ The Ant Cellar
AUG 23 – Providence, RI @ Blood Drive Co Op
AUG 24 – Erie, PA @ TBA
AUG 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Tigers Jaw
AUG 26 – Ashtabula, OH @ West End Art Space
Known for its tireless work ethic and resolute DIY attitude, Run, Forever has spent much of the last two years on the road, playing to enthusiastic fans in tiny clubs, sweaty basements and crowded house shows around the country. From fist-pumping, sing-along punk anthems to swinging folk rockers to more intimate acoustic numbers, the outfit’s songs touch on issues such as the corruption of organized religion, politics and – on its debut – the struggle to overcome the tragic loss of former band mate. Run, Forever never fails to impress with its ability to write driving, gritty tunes without sacrificing melody or falling into predictability, and its music is one of those rare specimens that resonates profoundly in both our ears and our hearts.
– Combining the 3 piece punk assault of The Thermals & the Springsteen bastard-son rock of Titus Andronicus, RF let loose an onslaught of pub-ready rallying cries. – Speed of the Pittsburgh Sound
– Looks like the Menzingers have got company. Much like Chamberlain Waits, Run, Forever drips with all the passion associated with the Clash/Billy Bragg playbook. – Punknews.org
– Cathartic, passionate and full of brooding and often insightful wordplay, Run, Forever play honest, engaging music without any sort of studio effects or gimmicks, – AMP
– A combination of anthemic punk and folksy rock, chock full of broad builds, aggressive verses and melodic choruses … An unexpected gem. – Reviewsic.com
– A pulsating, anthemic and rather addictive example of impassioned and deceptively simplistic songs … a contender for debut of the year. – Scanner Zine
– If you’re like me, and you enjoy a healthy dose of emotional punk, then Run, Forever should be a wise choice. – ThePunkSite.com
– Taking us back to a time of music simplicity without the need for over-polished vocals or instrumental work. – Absolutepunk.net
– Songs ring with raw, gritty, emotional scarring … this is the type of catharsis that only great music can produce. – Jersey Beat