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The best kept secret in music


"El Keter On RWK"

We're talking experimental rock with pop sensibilities, art-rock flair, some heavy edge and a sort-of sad-bastardy emo-guy heart. Thier sound blends traditional instrumentation and electronic elements, including some almost dub inflected effects. If you like Radiohead, Coldplay, Blur and Death Cab for Cutie and can imagine a band sounding a little bit like all of them and none of them at the same time then you'll probably like these guys. - El Keter Tzadik Urban Alternatives/WTCC

"Instant Karma News"

After all, the five-piece ambient rockers broke out of the blocks earlier this year faster and harder than any musical endeavor in recent history. By T-shirt time, in fact, they had some 85 gigs under their belt, including opening slots for the Dresden Dolls and Rasputina --not to mention an Advocate reader's poll victory in the Best New Band category. - Gary Carra - Valley Advocate

"Grand Band Slam - Best New Slam 2004"

Running with Karma is definitely new -- they've been around for only nine months or so. They call themselves "alternative," but Richard Hernandez (guitar, keyboards, vocals) explains that they strive to create a moody ambience with synth washes and, as one writer described their sound, "the dark romance of the Cure." - Advocate Writer

"RWK's Moody Jog"

ANYONE who doubts the diversity of the Valley's music scene had only to be at the Iron Horse Saturday night where Running With Karma commandeered the late show. Citing bands like Radiohead, Sigur Ros and the Cure as influences, Running With Karma makes layered, moody, atmospheric alterna-rock with great intensity. - Laura Sylvester


Frequency Deleted Release date Feb/March 2006
1. Associates
2. I compare my self
3. Straight into you
4. Glare
5. A.d.w.o.y.
6. See me

If You Only Knew LP December 2004
1. Transcend
2. In the end
3. The fear of who you really are
4. Frozen
5. You wasted all
6. Jayme
7. Silvermist
8. Unsound
9. Frozen B-side
10. Countless Times
11. Versus
12. Best friend
13. Life
14. Wear you out

Bakers Pink EP July 2003
1. Versus
2. Apt. d2
3. The fear of who you really are
4. Isodesola
5. Unsound
6. Flawless

Irish radio station (unknown call letters)
WTCC - STCC college radio
WMUA - Amherst College radio
Lazer 99.3 Northampton

Current Single(s)
1. Associates (2006)
2. Silvermist (2004


Feeling a bit camera shy


"Anthems For That Weakened Heart That’s About To Break"
Running With Karma is every Emotion that you wish to seek. Whatever feeling you need to reach, there will be a RWK song for you to help you get the pill that drifts you away, the gun that puts the pain in its place, or the love that your heart just cant bare...every thought, every word is in a song. These songs are yours for this emotional rollercoaster we call life. Now that the door is open, it's now up to you, to enter and expand your senses...everything that you felt before isn't as real as this...this is Running With Karma.

From out of the Boston/Springfield Mass area, RWK is signed with Frequency Deleted Records and will embark on a journey with you though 2006 and 2007... filled with new releases, film projects, and tours...are you ready for such a ride?

Biography of Richard R.W.K.

Position: lead vocalist, lyricist & composer

Instrumentation: guitar, piano and synthesizers

Influences: “Well, I listen to everything, probably so many groups and styles that the list is to long to write. But I’ll say this; whatever music I can relate to…is generally what I like. To add…if it can make me dance, it’s probably dam good!

I’ve been playing and writing music since I was 9yrs old, going from school to school, state to state…learning as I move. My parents got divorced around that time. Music and my brothers kept me from being lonely. If you listen to our songs you might know by now that the road and the relocations of residents...was heartbreaking enough. That’s why I write moody!

I don’t really know where home is…but music gives some kind of direction to follow!

…If you’re listening, “keep your ears to the ground”