Run River North: Songs That Search for Home
Onstage, Run River North's performance easily claims attention, especially in those moments where they swing from quiet reveries of soft vocals and strings to bombastic guitar and drum passages draped with multi-vocal harmonies. The group produces a phenomenally big sound for only six people; it helps that at least half the band seems to play at least 2-3 different instruments over the course of a single song.
As their name suggests, Run River North have rolled towards their current moment via a serendipitous path. They feel like one of those bands that could only come out of L.A., which is to say that it's hard to imagine where else half a dozen devoutly Christian, Korean American musicians from the Valley would morph into a spirited indie rock band that ended up on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show before being signed to Nettwerk Records). While their sound echoes the spirit from the country's heartland, the story of Run River North is distinctly Angeleno.