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Ugly Runner Releases New Timely Video “Eat The Neighbors!”

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Ugly Runner Releases New Timely Video “Eat The Neighbors!”

In these uncertain times Ugly Runner is trying to keep a smile on our faces with their new timely video “Eat The Neighbors!”

Says guitarist/vocalist Stephen Britt, “’Eat The Neighbors!’ was written as a joke after being unable to find many supplies during the onset of the pandemic. I wanted a colorful take on a dystopian, class-war apocalypse once essential supplies had dissipated and chaos had taken over. The track was recorded at my house in Asheville, North Carolina, by Ryan Glisson with help from Lowell Hobbs and Edwin Mericle. We collaborated with Marcd (marcd.co) for the animation, and they killed it. I wanted to create something fun that would help people smile during these unprecedented times. People everywhere are struggling with income loss, and a lot of them being renters at the mercy of slumlords with minimal protections in place. If you stack those issues on top of mandatory isolation, mental health across the country will spiral. We all need to keep each other up.”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/qyDIOb0F-qc

Ugly Runner is a 4-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Asheville, North Carolina. As broad as the spectrum of rock ‘n’ roll itself, so are the influences of Ugly Runner, which range from California Punk to British Rhythm & Blues. Aiming to create timeless rock ‘n’ roll that dances on the edge of psychedelia, and invokes nostalgia from the first listen, the band entered the studio in May 2019 to record their debut EP, “Romanticizer,” at Sedgwick Studios in Flat Rock, NC. Working with engineer, Peter Brownlee, they tracked the 6-song EP and spent the remainder of the summer playing shows and preparing for the release of their debut EP. Ugly Runner’s “Romanticizer” was released on Cleopatra Records on January 2nd.

Ugly Runner music evokes sounds of The Stooges, Ty Segall & The Pixies on their debut EP!

Ugly Runner:
Stephen Britt: guitar/vox
Eli Raymer: drums
Lowell Hobbs: guitar
Brett J Kent: bass

To purchase Ugly Runner’s debut EP “Romanticizer”: https://orcd.co/uglyrunner

For more information:
Instagram: @uglyrunnerAVL
Facebook: @uglyrunner
Twitter: @uglyrunner
Website: www.uglyrunnermusic.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Ugly Runner Evokes Sounds of The Stooges, Ty Segall & The Pixies With Debut EP “Romanticizer”

For Immediate Release

Ugly Runner Evokes Sounds of The Stooges, Ty Segall & The Pixies With Debut EP “Romanticizer”

Ugly Runner is a 3-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Asheville, North Carolina. As broad as the spectrum of rock ‘n’ roll itself, so are the influences of Ugly Runner, which range from California Punk to British Rhythm & Blues. Aiming to create timeless rock ‘n’ roll that dances on the edge of psychedelia, and invokes nostalgia from the first listen, the band entered the studio in May 2019 to record their debut EP, “Romanticizer,” at Sedgwick Studios in Flat Rock, NC. Working with engineer, Peter Brownlee, they tracked the 6-song EP and spent the remainder of the summer playing shows and preparing for the release of their debut EP. Ugly Runner’s “Romanticizer” will be released on Cleopatra Records on January 2nd.

Says the band, “’Romanticizer’ is an EP we wanted to put out as a rock ’n’ roll showcase. It’s not a concept album in a lyrical sense, but it is a representation of personal growth, addiction, relationships, and the hope for societal awareness all around us. The concept: let’s put out rock ‘n’ roll music that flirts with various sub-genres while harnessing a fresh aesthetic, a unique delivery, and striving for distinction between tracks.” 

Ugly Runner music evokes sounds of The Stooges, Ty Segall & The Pixies on their debut EP!

Says Brett, “’Romanticizer’ was mostly written in the winter of 2019 before Ugly Runner was formed. Stephen had written a collection of songs, and we picked the songs we thought best represented Ugly Runner. The entire EP was tracked over 3 days at Sedgwick Studios in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Peter Brownlee was brought on to engineer the project, and then we spent the next few months at Peter’s home studio mixing and finally mastering the record. Drums, guitar and bass were tracked live, with overdubbing on guitar, vocals, and some additional keys/percussion. It was an exhaustive, creative process but well worth it, and we can’t wait to begin tracking our full-length LP.”

Ugly Runner:
Brett J Kent (bass)
Stephen Britt (guitar/vocals)
Russell Walker (drums)

Says Stephen, “We are best friends who have been playing music together since 2016. I love writing songs, and Brett loves playing songs. It just worked out that way. There’s definitely a synergy in our collaborative process and we effortlessly complement one another. Brett’s parts are always played with the song in mind, and no matter what I write, I know Brett will make it objectively better with his bass parts. Brett listens to way more music, and he’s who I trust to say if something is cool or not quite there.”

Ugly Runner is looking forward to touring to promote their new release and recording the next album!

To purchase: https://orcd.co/uglyrunner

For more information:
Instagram: @uglyrunnerAVL
Facebook: @uglyrunner
Twitter: @uglyrunner
Website: www.uglyrunnermusic.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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