Newfoundland’s Long Distance Runners Release “Tracks” on April 17
March 13, 2012 - St. John’s, NL -For the past two years, The Long Distance Runners have built a reputation as one of Newfoundland's hardest working and dynamic up-and-coming bands. Their debut self-titled EP (2010) solidified their place in the east coast music scene with a recent handful of ECMA (East Coast Music Association) and MusicNL (Music Newfoundland and Labrador) award nominations. Now, the St. John's based four-piece are getting ready to enter the next chapter of their career as they prepare to release their first full length album 'Tracks' this April which will be available on CD, vinyl and iTunes.
"Election Day" is the single release from the album. Give it a listen on our Soundcloud file.
Long Distance Runners release their debut LP Tracks on Tuesday, April 17. The band also kick-off a tour in support of the album this April with two showcases at the ECMA's in Moncton, NB. Tour dates are listed below.
Recorded at Kilbride’s Lab Of Chaos with Krisjan Leslie over the winter of 2011, Tracks marks a significant shift for Long Distance Runners. Soaring three-part harmonies, swirling organs and jangly guitars set against singer Chris Picco’s humourously dark lyrics invoke comparisons to late-60’s era Beatles, Kinks and Velvet Underground.
Tracks' songs range from the defiant pronouncements of “Knuckles” and un-apologetic finger-pointing of “Credits Roll” – the latter showcased in a recent episode of CBC’s Republic of Doyle – to desperate pleas for relief such as “The Island” and “If I Forget to Say I Love You.” We have digital and physical copies of the album available for review!
Long Distance Runners Tracks
01. Election Day
03. Treading Water
04. Sally Ann
05. If I Forget To Say I Love You
06. Credits Roll
07. You Don't Answer Anymore
08. The Island
09. Up The River
10. He Doesn't Stare Into The Sun No More
11. A Short History Of America
Upcoming tour dates:
April 14th – Moncton, NB - The Delta Ballroom (ECMA Breakout Stage)
April 14th – Moncton, NB - The Delta Ballroom (MIAFest Showcase)
April 17th – Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
April 18th – Ottawa, ON - The Elmdale Tavern
April 19th – Kingston, ON - The Mansion
April 20th – Wakefield, PQ - Kaffe 1870
April 21st – Montreal, PQ - Le Cagibi
April 24th - Fredericton, NB - The Cedar Tree Cafe
April 25th – Moncton, NB - Plan B
April 26th – Halifax, NS - Michael’s Bar and Grill
April 28th – Sydney, NS - Governor’s Pub