Run Dan Run
affectionately known as RDR, began simply as a recording project amongst two friends, Dan McCurry and Nick Jenkins, in the spring of 2006. After hearing the initial recordings, Ash Hopkins expressed interest in being a part of this project. By the fall of 2006 Run Dan Run made it official as an indie rock band from Charleston, SC, performing regularly throughout the Southeast region. In the summer of 2007, Run Dan Run released their full-length debut album Basic Mechanics, touring the eastern United States from Massachusetts to Mississippi in support of the album. Basic Mechanics first defined the honest, lyrically-driven, indie rock that RDR is known for. In the winter of 2009, RDR released 27 Coming St., an acoustic EP revealing a disarmingly intimate and perhaps even more honest side of Run Dan Run. The EP was recorded live in a living room, each song being performed only twice with the best take being kept. In the summer of 2010, Run Dan Run began working on what would be their sophomore release taking the next year off from touring to focus on recording. This album, titled Normal, picks up where Basic Mechanics left off, exploring darker subject matter over richer arrangements with the polished sound of a well-seasoned band. Normal both sounds and feels like an album, complete and comfortable in its skin.