From Where They Run

From Where They Run

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockFolk

Bottom line: We love to play live music. We have dropped everything else in our lives in order to do so. Our brand is heavily influenced by folk, indie rock and story telling. Have a seat, we will pour you a glass of whatever is pouring. Hospitality and thanks, from Austin. Next round is on us.

Biography

WHO: From Where They Run is a five-piece indie/folk rock act comprised of three brothers and two friends living in Austin, TX. The Wheeler Brothers and Danny met in school at LSU, where much of the time was spent picking guitars and telling stories. We also spent many, many weekends captivated by the streets of New Orleans. Long-time friend and singer-songwriter A.J. Molyneaux joined the team in 2010 and has proved to be the missing element of a robust catalogue of taste. Growing up in Texas and Louisiana has certainly had a strong impact on our sound. Our neck of the world has such a rich, diverse and unique culture, it is hard not to want to reach out and include a little taste of it all.

WHAT, WHERE: We have been gigging in Austin for almost a full year now, and play most frequently on the weekends at The Parish and Momo's. We also gig at some of the smaller, more localized venues, such as Hole in the Wall, with Ghost Room and Mohawk soon to be added to the catalog. We have consistently had great turnouts, with as many as 300 people on good weekends. From Where They Run has shared the stage with nationally touring acts, but also many well known local favorites, such as Drew Smith's Lonely Choir, The Eastern Sea, Suzanna Choffel and Noelle Hampton. Regional touring has been limited to Texas and Louisiana, and our first official tour will begin in the Spring of 2011, coinciding with the release of our first LP. Our current fans have been very dedicated and we feel extremely fortunate to have their blessing.

WHY: Home, family and adventure are three key conceptual items in both our writing and lifestyle. Accordingly, we all live together under the same roof. In this home, we live and breathe music. It is constant and organic. We will not have it any other way. We eat together, we write together, we run together, we share everything, and, most importantly, we expect a lot from each other. Still, each member has a unique and separate interest, ranging from classic rock, to alt. country, blues, funk, roots reggae, and all things indie.

As a band, it is our primary goal to make our audience and fans feel like a part of our funny little family, to make everyone feel at home. We want to make every single night memorable, and to truly breathe in the sights and sounds of this great place. Our ultimate hope is that people will feel the same way we feel about music – That it is bigger than you, that it is an adventure, that it should be fun.

HOW: We are in the process of recording our first full length record with Mark Hallman, over at Congress House in Austin. We feel very blessed to have had his guidance and patience in such a painstaking and meticulous process. We are having a blast! Could not have found a more helpful and fun environment in which to record. We will release the record in early Spring.

See yall out there! Please enjoy!

Lyrics

Portraits

Written By: From Where They Run

Once you painted pictures in the cold basement you left
Reading Edgar Allen and writing poems about your death
And how you filled the room with empty thoughts is beyond me
Find me dusty, find me dead, but just find me

I need no witnesses to bury this old house
And if you stay with me, well then there ain't no way out
Yes, I'll bury this old house

Sand and sunny skylines used to cure the tougher days
It's funny how the weather can effect the world that way
But when that junk has locked you up and Texas coast is not enough
I want you to think back upon the portraits of your past

I need no witnesses to bury this old house
And if you stay with me, well there ain't no way out
Yes, I'll bury this old house

Now, its you and I in this lonely room,
With the cold A/C and the horrid food
Thin sheets and white walls, and that stupid back-tie gown
Now I read your books for you, I'll paint for you, I'll wait for you, and I'll stay for you
My God, we don't have long...

I need no witnesses to bury this old house
And if you stay with me, well there ain't no way out
Yes, I'll bury this old house

It's broken, scattered all across the floor
And I tried to build it up, baby
Your crying on the telephone, or through my bathroom door
And I'm shaking, trying to find a place that I've known
I tried to reach out to me, but its a place I never been before
And no one's home

Long, Hard Road

Written By: From Where They Run

Eyes wide shut, my girl
I've been sleeping
I'm tired of waiting, Lord, on Jesus
I've made my peace, I've swore to the road
I swear He's forgotten me years ago

Its a long, hard road, these villages I summit
I navigate and plummet through your door
And I hate to say, but, I hope its quick and painless
And in the end, I leave you wanting more

Eyes wide shut, my girl
I've been sleeping
I'm tired of waiting, Lord, on Jesus
See, I am steady when the water rose
So turn that air boat away from my home

Its a long, hard road, these villages I summit
I navigate and plummet through your door
And I hate to say, but I hope its quick and painless
And in the end I leave you wanting more

Home For The Holidays

Written By: From Where They Run

I ain't comin home
Home for the holidays
Honey, ain't no need
To get all bent outta shape
I won't feel alone
I'm at home on the waterways
Honey, ain't no need
To take, and take, and take

Comin home
Home for the holidays
Comin home

Living on the lam
Safe from the city lights
And freedom from the mood
Safe and out of sight
Well, how long will it take
Before I miss everybody else
Its never long enough
There's never, ever long enough

Comin home
Home for the holidays
Comin home

Discography

First full length record comes out in early Spring, with some singles on the way. It will include 10-12 tracks, and, as for now, will be released independently. You can look for it soon on iTunes, as well as our websites.

Set List

Always evolving, always presenting new tunes.... But, here is the set from the last show:

Mississippi
Long, Hard Road
The Ghost in the Valley
Jersey
Spent Time
Sleep When I'm Dead
Piano Song
Keep On
Call Me In The Morning
Home For The Holidays
Portraits