Run West: The Hard Way


In late 2007 AD, vocalist Nick DiCarlo, guitarist Pete Couto, and drummer Ryan Wegner began writing music for what is now Run West. While playing together in successful bands through college at Columbia University, the three accrued a great deal of experience in the New York City music scene, playing venues such as CBGB (RIP), the Knitting Factory Main Stage, the Mercury Lounge, and even Webster Hall. After joining forces with bassist Dan Flynn some months following these early 3 man sessions, Run West was officially born. In just a short time after the successful release of their 3 song demo “From Inside the Trojan Horse” (recorded with producer/engineer extraordinaire Gabe Herman), the band was sharing the stage with major touring acts such as the Parlor Mob. Run West absorbed the experience of live shows into their sound, creating a style at once intimate and monumental – a heady brew of rock and roll that draws from the sweaty dynamo force of bands like Incubus and My Morning Jacket, the emotive nuance of Radiohead, and the unique overtones of a palette rich in indie and classic rock.

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