Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Middle Distance Runner - The Sun & Earth

New Music this Week!
Someone You Should Know

Middle Distance Runner

Washington DC's indie rock band Middle Distance Runner are on a short East Coast jaunt this week and are in town this week. (Catch them at TT the Bears in Cambridge on Wednesday night in support of Elliott Brood.) The Sun & Earth is the new album, and a very solid sophomore effort out just this week on Engine Room Recordings. The album is an exploration of the band's influences and varied direction. One this is clear, rhythm, piano and guitar are key players. From guitar rock, to indie pop, to soul, the band works their roots on this one. Middle Distance Runner are Stephen Kilroy (lead vocal, guitar, keyboard), Allan Chappelear (lead guitar, keyboard), Erik Dean (drums), Jay Smith (guitar, keyboard, vocals) and Tony Acampora (bass, vocals.)

Middle Distance Runner by filmmaker Maxwell Sorenson

Remaining November Dates...
11/18/09 - Cambridge, MA
T.T. The Bear’s
11/19/09 - Winooski, VT
Monkey House
11/20/09 - Hartford, CT
Sully’s Pub
11/21/09 - Baltimore, MD
The Metro Gallery

Less than 12 Hours after this piece ran,
Middle Distance Runner canceled its upcoming dates.
Two band member are fighting the flu.... Yikes.

Middle Distance Runner
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kriecheque said...

steve and erik of MDR got swine flu and had to cancel these november dates. Totally lame!

Ryan Spaulding said...


Less than 12 Hours after this piece first ran, Middle Distance Runner canceled its November 2009 dates due to two band member fighting confirmed cases of H1N1... Yikes. We wish 'em well. Next time!