Middle Distance Runner

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Middle Distance Runner

Middle Distance Runner is an indie-pop band hailing from Washington, DC. They formed in 2005, and have since released two full-length albums (Plane In Flames and The Sun & Earth), a self-titled EP, and a handful of singles (including two Christmas songs!). While firmly grounded in pop songwriting, their style shifts with each new recording, and they have been compared to bands as disparate as Blur and Arcade Fire. The four-piece is known for turning up the intensity live, while being careful craftsmen in the studio. Drummer Erik Dean has been compared to John Bonham for his heavy-footed style, and with help from bassist Tony Acampora's vicious tones, MDR boasts a fearsome rhythm section. Guitarist and keyboardist Jay Smith adds complex texture to seemingly facile pop songs, while lead singer Stephen Kilroy lends a soulful vocal touch. Middle Distance Runner is currently recording their fourth album tentatively titled "Firehouse".

The Sun & Earth
Song
The Sun & Earth Favorite License Buy
The Unbeliever Favorite License Buy
The Fury Favorite License Buy
The Wrong Hole Favorite License Buy
Round Here Favorite License Buy
Palindrome Favorite License Buy
Sundays Are Hell Favorite License Buy
Joyful Noise Favorite License Buy
Let Nothing In Favorite License Buy
Brother John Favorite License Buy
He Take Ride Favorite License Buy