BAND OF THE WEEK: THE RUNAWAY SUNS

22 Nov

BAND OF THE WEEK: THE RUNAWAY SUNS

What are you running away from, suns? Perhaps they read the news today. Oh, boy!

“Heart Attacks, up two and three quarters.
Mental Illness, split three for one.
Ulcers, up one.
General Chaos – that’s General Chaos – is up one quarter.
The Great Society, unfortunately, is down five points.”


That was the news report that interrupted the gorgeous sing-song-nervous-breakdown that is “Run Run Run” by The Third Rail. Electric, that third rail is, from what we hear. Not being from New York, the city that made the third rail famously dangerous, and the city that houses The Runaway Suns, who now threaten to become dangerously famous, on the strength of their second album, “The Emerald Door.”

The Runaway Suns, to these ears, carry that same sense of woe and distress, wrapped always in songs that can’t help but make you smile, tap your foot and let out a satisfied sigh. If that’s not nice, I don’t know what is, and we can’t really ask for more than that.

The sun may swallow us whole, but there’s no sense in running away. Stick around and see how beautiful the fire can be.

THE RUNAWAY SUNS – “Forty Years”

 

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One Response to “BAND OF THE WEEK: THE RUNAWAY SUNS”

  1. mr. atavist November 23, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    That’s tasty … thanks for heads up!

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