Friday, September 04, 2015

Run 2 Cover-Lovesick

KBB Records

Based in Phoenix, Arizona and made up of brothers Christian and Brandon Iverson (lead vocals and bass & drums and vocals respectively) and Colin Shaw (guitar and vocals), Run 2 Cover is a extremely talented modern pop rock/pop-punk trio that was first formed in 2010 and began life as a heavy metal outfit. "Lovesick" is the full-length debut from this 3-piece teenage band and this radio-friendly release was produced by Matt Good (From First To Last, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) at Good Sound Studios. Having played alongside the likes of Escape The Fate, Eyes Set To Kill, IM5, and Alien Ant Farm, Run 2 Cover has already amassed a loyal following and with each new date added that list seems to be growing at steady pace! Just going by this band's catchy debut here it's plain as day as far as why that's the case and with a crap-load of live shows on the horizon (see below) this up-and-coming pop rock and roll band should easily win the hearts of our teenage daughters before they even know what hit them! The way I look at it things could be worse. At least were not talking about another One Direction or anything! And then there's the fact that A) This band plays their own instruments so it's not like this is a pro-tools type of pop album and B) There are legitimate rock hooks to be found on an album like "Lovesick"! Sure, there is a lot of bubblegum pop going on here and you are going to have to wade through it. No one in good conscious can deny that. But, every once in awhile this young trio starts to reminisce about the "good old days" and when that happens...well, let's just say there's some powerful stuff going on! While true blue metal fans will likely want to pass on this I will say that there is plenty to like about Run 2 Cover if you are into the more guitar-driven side of pop rock and/or pop-punk. Seeing as my tastes generally range from Slayer to the Go-Go's I actually enjoyed this album as a nice change of pace kind of option. If you are the same way (meaning your collection is like mine with Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast" sitting comfortably next to the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever!) then why not give this one a spin? You can find out more Run 2 Cover on the band's Facebook page or over on the group's official web site

As promised I've included the band's upcoming tour schedule. 

Burn Halo, Heartist, Courage My Love, Run 2 Cover
9/5/15 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
9/6/2015 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
9/9/2015 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/11/2015 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Jam Spot
9/12/2015 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall

One Eyed Doll, Stitched Up Heart, Run 2 Cover
9/18/2015 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
9/19/2015 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/22/2015 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
9/23/2015 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
9/25/2015 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/26/2015 – Danville, IL @ Vintage Villains (Danville Comic Con)
9/27/2015 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft *
9/29/2015 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
9/30/2015 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/1/2015 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/2/2015 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/3/2015 – Clifton Park, NY @ Trickshots
10/4/2015 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/5/2015 – Trenton, NY @ Championships Bar *
10/6/2015 – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club *
10/7/2015 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
10/8/2015 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub
10/9/2015 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
10/10/2015 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
10/11/2015 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
10/14/2015 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
10/16/2015 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
10/17/2015 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
10/18/2015 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/19/2015 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock *
10/20/2015 – McAllen, TX @ The Thirsty Monkey *
10/21/2015 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/22/2015 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
10/23/2015 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
10/24/2015 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
10/25/2015 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room
10/27/2015 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
10/28/2015 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
10/29/2015 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51
10/30/2015 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar

* = Stitched Up Heart, Run 2 Cover

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