Run River North
Run River North
The Los Angeles-based, indie outfit Run River North (formerly known as Monsters Calling Home) has joined the Nettwerk family. In 2011, the six-piece released an “accidental” demo, a last-minute promotional piece to sell on tour. With only the unplanned demo, Run River North has seen extraordinary buzz, including a booking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2012, the band recorded and filmed a music video for “Fight To Keep” in their Hondas. Unable to afford a studio space at the time, the sextet switched off playing instruments inside the cramped interiors of their Honda Fit, Accord and CRV. Once uploaded, the video experiment ran an upward viral course to the Honda offices. Under the pretense of thanking the band, Honda invited them to perform in front 600 of their executives. With an “emergency meeting” keeping all but two Honda employees from showing up, the band got the best surprise of their career…it was all a hoax and they were actually booked as the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Run River North writes brilliant harmonies paired with layered instrumentations and puts on an awe-inspiring live show. Headlining the largest venue to date, Run River North sold out LA’s famed Troubadour and immediately charmed Nettwerk’s A&R collective.
Run River North enters the studio with renowned record producer Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty) to record their debut album. About working with Ek, drummer John Chong says, “he thinks outside the box with all his projects. I love how he allows the artist to be really creative with structures, chord choices, metric changes, etc." “A common thread between his records is that you come away with a strong sense of feeling,” continues bandmember Daniel Chae. Recording the album in Seattle, lead vocalist/guitarist Alex Hwang jokes, “so curious and excited to see how our songs and band will grow…Run River North(west).”
Run River North is Alex Hwang (lead vocals, guitars), Daniel Chae (vocals, strings), Jennifer Rim (strings), Joe Chun (bass, vocals), John Chong (drums, vocals) and Sally Kang (vocals, keyboards).