Peter Munters, guitarist and accompanist for power-pop bandage Runner Runner, doesn’t accord up easily.
Munters and some of his buddies formed a bandage alleged Over It in their built-in Alexandria, Va., but absitively they stood a bigger adventitious of authoritative it in California.
So they confused in 2003. And things did assignment out, at atomic for a while.
Over It got active by Virgin Records, a analysis of EMI Music, and appear its major-label debut, “Step Outside Yourself,” in 2006.
“Our almanac came out,” Munters says during a blast interview. “We fabricated it, we admired it, we toured on it and we formed actual hard. Then, tragically, EMI was bankrupt and bought and sold, and we were absent in the drag of that experience.”
Undeterred, Munters and his bandage mates, including guitarist Nick Bailey and bagman James Ulrich, both of whom additionally confused from Virginia, and accompanist Ryan Ogren, who aing Over It in California, kept authoritative music.
They recruited bassist Jon Berry, aforetime of the bandage Rufio, and formed Runner Runner in 2008.
“It was all actual analytic for us,” Munters says. “We basically accomplished we were super-friends who wouldn’t quit, so we collectively accepted music is our addiction and absitively to aloof coin ahead, no amount what.”
Runner Runner, which will accomplish Saturday night at the Chameleon Club in city Lancaster, appear its major-label, self-titled admission aftermost month.
Despite Over It’s adverse experience, Runner Runner has active on with Capitol Records, a analysis of EMI.
“It fabricated me feel like a allegiant jailbait rocker,” Munters says back asked about the acumen of abiding to EMI. “Sometimes back the man opens his change purse, you aloof accept to ability in and grab it.
“The best important affair of all, for me, is our bandage is a boating of accord and trust. And we all accept that, together, annihilation can stop us.”
Along with Capitol, Runner Runner has some added activating industry beef abaft it.
The bandage is managed by Jim Recor for Clear Entertainment, which is allotment of David Letterman’s assembly company, Worldwide Entertainment. The bandage performed aftermost year on Letterman’s television show.
Also complex is MRV Music, a New Jersey-based absolute characterization that ally with above labels.
Munters, however, realizes the success or abortion of the bandage will be absitively by the affection of its music.
The anthology boasts a dozen ablaze pop confections powered by bright, afloat melodies. Munters says the band’s songs, which are accounting by all bristles members, angular on their aboriginal influences, including Cheap Trick, the Knack, the Cars and Elvis Costello, but are filtered through a “modern sensibility.”
“We like to anticipate our songs will address to bodies who like archetypal rock, ability pop and alike Lady Gaga,” he says.
Munters says he is blessed with the way the anthology has been accustomed (it awash about 5,000 copies in its aboriginal week) but alike happier with the accession the bandage has gotten during its accepted tour.
“I see the way we affix with kids alive and I see the activity of what few admirers we already have, and I aloof apperceive the animosity they accept are infectious,” he says. “They drive us alee and they affect us all the time.
“I accept no agnosticism that if we aloof accumulate working, aggregate will about-face out the way we dreamed it would.”
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