Thursday, March 4, 2010


The Sun & Earth
March Tour Dates Announced

QRO Magazine, in a review of their newest release "The Sun & Earth", says "If you don’t like pop, Middle Distance Runner might just change your mind" and "full of elastic creativity that plays off accepted idioms with an ease and fluency that most bands would kill for."

"MDR’s sound clearly draws on mid-’90s British rock — think pre-OK Computer Radiohead, Blur, Oasis — and exudes a confidence and professionalism that many young bands lack.” – Washington Post

With a blend of tuneful pop-inspired indie-rock and darker, heavier layered guitars, Middle Distance Runner have been cited by Paste Magazine as “on the verge of something big” and heralded by SPIN as “insanely catchy.” The band completed The Sun & Earth earlier this year and joined Engine Room Recordings’ roster in July.

Formed by four high school friends in 2005, Middle Distance Runner self-released their debut album, Plane in Flames in 2006. A 2008 self-titled EP followed. Most recently, the band released their new album, The Sun & Earth. The video for the “The Unbeliever,” a stop-motion animation piece created by Philadelphia-based filmmaker Maxwell Sorenson, garnered early exposure for the band on MTVu, The Tripwire, and among other outlets.

Middle Distance Runner are Stephen Kilroy (lead vocal, guitar, keyboard), Erik Dean (drums), Jay Smith (guitar, keyboard, vocals) and Tony Acampora (bass, vocals).

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Tour Dates

3/11 8pm IOTA Club & Cafe, Arlington, VA
3/12 7pm Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
3/14 8pm Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA
3/15 7pm Hayride Diner & Venue, Shreveport,
3/18 4pm SXSW (Sonny's Vintage)
3/20 12pm SXSW (Lovejoys)
3/21 12:30pm SXSW (Austin's Moose Lodge)
3/23 8pm The 51st Speakeasy, Oklahoma City, OK
3/24 8pm Cicero’s, St. Louis, MO
3/26 8pm Huckleberrys Pizza, Rock Island, IL

3/27 8.30pm Founder's Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
3/28 8pm PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI
3/29 8pm The Summit, Columbus, OH

3/31 8pm M Room, Philadelphia, PA

For more information please visit:
Official Page
MySpace Page
Engine Room Recordings

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