02/01/08 Don Pedro’s Brooklyn, NY
02/02/08 The Lamp Post Jersey City, NJ
02/16/08 Tonic Lounge Portland, OR
02/17/08 Skylark Cafe Seattle, WA
02/19/08 Grant & Green San Francisco, CA
02/20/08 Retox Lounge San Francisco, CA
02/21/08 Tokyo Garden Fresno, CA
02/22/08 The Derby Los Angeles, CA
02/28/08 Luna Lounge Brooklyn, NY
Hunters, Run!'s sophomore album, Forgotten Souvenirs of the Modern Age was released last week, January 22nd.
Their biography lists that they were formed from a chance meeting at a strip club in New York City between Larry Hess (previously in The Feud) and Nelson Colon. After successfully recording some songs together, they recruited Steve Shodin (guitars), Dan Fodera (bass) and Doug Fallone (Jack of All Trades) to form Hunters, Run!
By the time their second album was recorded, they ditched their guitarist (his name is still credited on the album) and the mysterious "The Bone" joined the band. I'm sure his name is too mundane to repeat. I mean, would you think The Edge was cool if he was called David Evans?
So here are some songs you should check out on the latest album.
"It's Gonna Be a Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark Night" had a wonderful bassline, but ultimately sounding too repetitive (just imagine dark dark dark dark dark dark night repeated five times). If only they kept the tone of the first half of the song, this would be a most excellent song.
The guitar song, "The Manly Art", features some distorted vocals at the beginning. It's pretty much all rock n roll, toe-tapping and clapping included.
If you liked "The Manly Art", then also listen to "Shake What God Gave Ya" and "Check The Jacket And Shoes". Both songs have some nice guitar work... and surely they were meant as dance-alongs and sing-alongs at concerts.
I ended up using "Forgotten Souvenirs Of The Modern Age" as the song to represent them, because I think this song sounds a little like Elvis Costello, whom they admire.
Anyway, check out these guys on tour on the West Coast.