6 Songs, 22 Minutes


Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

A great band, I Wish This Band a Long Fruitful Career

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I saw this band for free over the summer in Burlington VT. They put on a fantastic show and I was even able to talk to Alex for a couple minutes after. He was very appreciative of the great things I had to say and was a very sweet guy! Superstition is amazing and I have been waiting for this forever!

Love it!!!


Thank you, Run River North, for releasing an "official" recording of Mr. Brightside. I have followed you since the Jimmy Kimmel Show appearance and always look forward to your shows in Phoenix....dave

More RRN? Yes, please!


When they uploaded the studio versions of “Superstition,” “Salt Pond,” and “Seven” on YouTube around the time they released “Drinking from a Salt Pond,” I was disappointed that these songs weren’t included on the album. Personally, I could have replaced three songs that did make the final track list in favor of the aforementioned outtakes. That being said, I’m glad that they decided to release these songs in EP form and, as if those weren’t enough, with a great acoustic version of “29”!

About Run River North

Based in California's San Fernando Valley, Run River North is a six-member indie pop ensemble that originally formed in 2011 under the name Monsters Calling Home. Boasting a lush, folk-influenced sound built around singers Alex Hwang (vocals/guitar) and Sally Kang (vocals/keys), the band also features guitarist/violinist Daniel Chae, bassist Joseph Chun, drummer John Chong, and violinist Jennifer Rim. After filming a unique video for their song "Fight to Keep" in the back seats of their small Honda cars, they caught the attention of the marketing department at Honda, which used the song in a commercial. This led to them making a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, further expanding their audience. Following a sold-out show at Hollywood's famed Troubadour venue, the band signed with Nettwerk Music Group and officially changed its name to Run River North. Working with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, the Shins, Band of Horses), they recorded their self-titled debut album, which was released in February 2014. After a busy year touring and promoting their debut, the band began to alter both their sound and their creative methods. Writing more as a group, they adopted a newfound electric sound and a slightly darker tone on their follow-up album, which they recorded with producer Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, HEALTH). Recorded in Los Angeles, Run River North's sophomore album, Drinking from a Salt Pond, was released in February 2016. ~ Timothy Monger




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