Tonight’s HFS Locals Only Spotlight features a noisy Baltimore indie rock band named Roomrunner.
Fronted by drummer Denny Bowen (previously in two other Baltimore bands, post-punk Double Dagger and experimental rock band Yukon), the band formed in 2010 and quickly drew a lot of comparisons. Some have compared Roomrunner’s sound to early Foo Fighters material. Others have aligned it with various early-’90s lo-fi indie rock. Their own description of their music is commonly “bunge rock” or “chunch”. Regardless, their steadily getting attention, as they’ve been featured by Spin and building a fanbase through a rigorous touring schedule.
We first featured Roomrunner on the HFS Locals Only Spotlight almost a year ago, with a track from their Super Vague EP; now they’re release their a full length, entitled Ideal Cities, later this spring. Get a taste of it by checking out the track “Weird” below.
If you like what you hear and you’re up for what might be a crazy show in a nutty kind of venue, check them out on April 11 at Club K–a little place in the Koreatown part of lower Charles Village, at 2101 North Charles Street, that has previously been a number of little Korean restaurants. “It’s apparently real rad and also kind of nuts,” says Bowen. “Small place, black light s**t everywhere, should be a rager.” Also on the bill are Buildings, Multicult, Hive Bent, and Wild Honey.
In the meantime, follow Roomrunner on Facebook and on Twitter…and if you’ve got a local band you’d like us to feature on the HFS Locals Only Spotlight one of these weeknights–now at 8 PM—here’s how to get your stuff to us.