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Discover Runnner – New Album “Always Repeating” out 16th July via Run for Cover + New Single “Awash” Unveiled

May 13, 2021
Credit: Helen Ballentine


Announces new release Always Repeating out 16th July via Run for Cover

New single ‘Awash’ out now, UK tour dates also shared 

Runnner—the project of the now LA-based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Noah Weinman—has signed to Run For Cover Records, which will release his new album Always Repeating on 16th July. Preorder here:

A 10-track collection composed of five re-recorded versions of songs that appeared on his 2017 debut, Awash, and last year’s One of One EP, Always Repeating serves as a fresh introduction to the artist and his enchanting musical world, where he balances intimate and melancholy songwriting through the lens of hi-fi/lo-fi dynamics.

Awash‘, the album’s sweeping first single is described as embodied the feeling of being lost and adrift through its aching melody, and builds on the track’s early demo with lush choral harmonies, banjo, trumpet, slide guitar, and more.

I wrote this song in about 15 minutes, though I had been kicking the title around for a bit,” Runnner explains. “It felt like the word I was looking for, but I couldn’t get past it. I was feeling so lost and distant from everything, but I would choke on the language anytime I tried to elaborate. I eventually was able to let the song come simply and not stress the specificity too much.” 

Awash will leave such an impression upon the first listen. Rich in emotive textures from the first note joining the intimate atmosphere, this arrangement is destined to move you. Runnner embarks on this affectionate journey of organic textures and delicate, ethereal vocal notes. Runnner fearlessly drops the guard between musician and audience, this personal arrangement allows us to fully embrace the honest values rooted at the base of this release, the immersive instrumentation allows the listener to be at the center of this developing and innovative creation. These consuming harmonies resonate with such powerful inflictions, the delicacy of the ensemble emits the warmest music and soft tones you’ll ever meet. The lyrics deliver this cathartic tendency, soaring with this sublime adoration. Whilst the palette of the instrumentation and the carefully controlled intensity boost the fragile tones.

Runnner has effortlessly captured this refined beauty within their vision and their words and musical approach will not only connect with you but will lift you when you need it. Allow the melodies to take you on this profound journey; for Runnner reinforces this restorative character within their soulful musical structure. A powerful artist.

Self-produced and recorded wherever Runnner called home at the time, Always Repeating documents a cycle of looking back and moving forward, of alienation changing to reconciliation. After leaving college, his friends, and his beloved life in Ohio, Weinman made the reluctant decision to move back to his hometown of Los Angeles; not because he wanted to, but because he wasn’t sure where else to go. It was an extremely isolating time and that existential dread pervades throughout his debut for Run For Cover Records. “I began to feel like all of the people I knew and had met maybe never really existed,” Weinman says. “I fell out of touch with everyone. It was really lonely. I wrote these songs as a way of reaching out and trying to reconnect.”

While writing Always Repeating, Weinman floated between Providence, Los Angeles, and New York. “It’s like I sing about these places yearning to be there, but also knowing full well that what I’m really missing is the people I met and the experiences I had,” says Weinman. “I get restless and frustrated in my present, and romanticize my past while pushing myself into some different chapter—one that usually starts with me in a dark place and some songs in my journal. These songs end up being the constant for me over the years.” Always Repeating was completed in fall 2020 while he was living in Western Massachusetts and Woodstock using a mobile studio set-up. Weinman played the majority of the instruments himself, including guitar, banjo, trumpet, bass, piano, and synth. “I want it to feel honest and homemade and a little rough around the edges, but where the roughness doesn’t preclude somebody from engaging with the song,” Weinman explains. “Like you’re in the room listening to it all be made. I tried to preserve some artifacts of the process to help it feel present.”

For Weinman, Runnner is primarily a solo endeavor with an ever-expanding musical community of musicians collaborating on his albums and shows, which at times have been known to feature up to a 7-piece live band (he also has a burgeoning career as a producer, notably working on Skullcrusher’s critically-acclaimed debut EP for Secretly Canadian). This new collection of songs reflects a constant, honest search for attachment and a sense of place–and a vulnerability that empathizes with listeners who may face that same challenge. 

Catch the artist live later this year –

UK Tour Dates (with Skullcrusher)

Sunday 5th September – Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
Monday 6th September – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 8th September – London, The Lexington
Thursday 9th September – Brighton, Komedia Studio
Friday 10th September – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
Sunday 12th September – Bristol, The Louisiana
Tuesday 14th September – Dublin, The Workmans Club

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