Run Run Run is an “indie” rock band. Whether based in Manchester UK, Los Angeles, Moscow, Rensselaerville, NY or Miami, the quintet consists of Xander Smith (vocals, guitar), Nic Speck (bass), Doug Palmer (guitar), Francisco DeCun (drums, percussion) and Alek Speck (lights, keys, melodica, percussion)
Run Run Run is the brainchild of lead singer/guitarist Smith, formerly of Otherstarpeople. The band was formed after some rousing recording sessions with the late Fred Drake (Earthlings! Mark Lanagan, QOTSA, Victoria Williams) at Rancho de la Luna.
Songs for their Drizzle e.p came to be in Manchester, UK and were completed with UK guitarist Phil Cunningham (New Order/Bad Lieutenant/Marion) and Monte Pittman (Madonna/Adam Lambert).
In the Fall of 2005, Run Run Run’s unique indie rock sound and hypnotic lo-fi light show, two EPs and support slots for the Strokes, Psychedelic Furs and My Chemical Romance caught the attention of Billboard Magazine. Billboard organized a showcase for the band. This performance and a residency at Silverlake’s renowned Club Spaceland landed Run Run Run a record deal for “Endless Winter.”
On the road: Fall of ’07 to Fall 2008, Run Run Run headlined a U.S. club tours, showcased for KCRW at CMJ, appeared at SXSW and played shows with Interpol, Ween, The Bravery and Sparta.
The “Good Company” ep was released on January 27, 2009. This is a full digital release (including iTunes) and features their new video for the title track (available for download). These songs have already landed on KROQ, the former INDIE 103.1 in L.A. as well as radio stations across the U.S. Run Run Run recorded this e.p. with U.K. hitmaker Noah Shain and legendary front man, Steve Perry. Listen for tracks on MTV, VH1 and “The Hills.” The “Good Company” video was directed by actress Pauley Perrette (NCIS, ALMOST FAMOUS, THE RING) and Michael Bosman for PM radio.
“Pico” was the most recent U.S. release from Run Run Run. A KROQ sponsored release party on June 17, 2010 was the first chance to get a hold of latest CD. It was recorded with A&M studio’s famous API console, and features the title track “Pico” and “On and On”. Available both physically and digitally, Rx3 is toured the rest of 2010, including dates in Russia with Mumiy Troll from Vladivostok.
In 2011, supporting their international release “Run Run Run” [a self-titled remastered compilation of favorite tracks from previous U.S. releases], Live Nation sponsored a U.S. tour and the band raised its tour funds via fans and friends “kickstarter” on amazon.com. This yielded over $10,000 which let the band free from having to recoup what the music industry has referred to as “tour support,” and actualized the band as a fully self-supporting, indie entity. 2012 saw the band return to Russia for its fourth visit, playing to tens of thousands, and buzzing on MTV russia. In 2013, Rx3 is set to record its new album, and hopes to bring it’s music to Australia, Indonesia, and Asia as well as Europe once again.
Record Label: Self-Release; Song&Dance Records
Previous Releases: Song&Dance Records – Uni/Magic Castle Records