White Iris Records have launched their White Label Series, a collabortive effort among various artists, producers, and mixers. The first release in the series is the LA-based band, Run Things. Dumb In The Sun, is their first offering to the public. The title track is a vibey ballad that stays cool amidst its vulnerability and driving beat. While the b-side “Shangri-La,” is a multi-chaptered track that captures the powerfully frenetic sound the trio can conjure when least restrained.
Run Things was born in the ashes of colliding projects in the crowded Echo Park music scene, the group found common ground in a sound whose species is instinctively pop. Their design was to create a breed of songs that calls upon the reinterpreted American music of British bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, New Order and Dire Straits. The formula is not that of reinvention or revival, but is the next stage of the genre’s filter. After creating a deep cache of songs, they reached out to producer Lewis Pesacov (Fool’s Gold, Best Coast) to help them get to a place they could call their own.
Run Things is Joshua Thorpe (vocals, guitar), Gregory Shadwick (bass, keys)
and Daniel Goldbatt (drums).
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