Should We Run
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Should We Run

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

San Francisco, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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A mellow and gentle affair from new San Francisco band Should We Run with their first single Dimensions in My Crown; however do not be fooled as the video is simply bizarre...intriguing/artistic, yes but definitely bizarre. To be taken from their as yet unfinished debut album, released this September, the band are described as being more existential than psychedelic and richly kaleidoscopic and multi-layered. They are a seven-piece from the San Francisco Bay Area who deliver distorted keys and guitar, male/female lead vocals and haunting violin lines that create cinematic soundscapes.

Their lyrics are deeply personal lyrics and their intimate songwriting and storybook-style arrangements differentiate them from their contemporaries.

Lyricist/vocalist Katie Jay Baer and, therapist-come-songwriter, Krishan Abeyatunge, craft humanistic lyrics born out of long-winded conversations about intuition, vulnerability, fear and attachment. Sung in an up-close vocal style, they question life’s significance in their first single, 'Dimensions in My Crown.'
Watch the video and see if you can understand it:
- Neverenoughnotes


San Francisco's Should We Run dropped "Dimensions In My Crown" that searches out those black holes and new terrestrial spaces in life after star chasing brings about a chance meeting in a hidden new coast. From the gift of masked mysteries, discover the new lush-soundtracked dimension courtesy of Tavon Bolourchi's video shot in SF's Mission and in Pescadero, California. - Impose


More existential than psychedelic, more rooftop than garage, seven-piece Should We Run is the enigmatic misfit of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Its distorted keys and guitar, male/female lead vocalists and haunting violin lines create cinematic soundscapes – backdrops for their deeply personal lyrics. Richly kaleidoscopic and multi-layered, Should We Run’s intimate songwriting and storybook-style arrangements differentiate it from its local contemporaries.
Lyricist/vocalist Katie Jay Baer and, therapist-cum-songwriter, Krishan Abeyatunge, craft humanistic lyrics born out of long-winded conversations about intuition, vulnerability, fear and attachment. Sung in an up-close vocal style, they question life’s significance in their first single, “Dimensions in My Crown.” Recorded at Different Fur Studio, “Dimensions in My Crown” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp now.
After line-up changes since the band’s formation in 2011, Should We Run’s current constellation of members also includes Genevieve Walker (formerly of Stars) on violin, Rich DiBenedetto on drums, Dante Sesin on bass, Rahi Kumar on lead guitar, and Sam Van Diest on keys. They have graced the stages of venerable San Francisco venues such as Viracocha, Hotel Utah, Make Out Room, and are getting ready for an LP release show at Cafe Du Nord. Should We Run is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, Safer In The Sky, due out in September 2013. - DOA


San Francisco indie pop 7-piece Should We Run are set to release their debut album, Safer in the Sky, sometime in September. In advance of its release though, the band has shared the video for “Dimensions In My Crown,” a particularly memorable cut from their forthcoming record. Detailing the strange out-of-body occurrence at a coffee shop, the video shows the journey of one man as he tries to find meaning through dreamlike visions, ostensibly given to him by a blue masked entity. Swirls of violin and chiming guitars give the song a weightless feeling, as if the notes existed all along and were only waiting to be plucked from the air. Check out the video for “Dimensions In My Crown” below. - BPM


San Francisco’s local band Should We Run releases their first video from their new single. Dimensions in My Crown was tracked at Different Fur with Patrick Brown and filmed throughout the Bay Area. - Different Fur


A bootleg video of our Cafe Du Nord show that has some cool lo fi footage. - Youtube


Other DIY artists with new releases that dropped in the second week of August include San Francisco indie band Should We Run, featuring Krishan Abeyatunge and Katie Jay Baer. - Indie Rock Cafe


There’s no doubt that sets by indie rockers Wild Child and self-proclaimed humanistic, existential, haunting, dreamy, indie goodness band Should We Run is definitely going to rule. So grab your tickets to see the two bands rock the stage at Brick and Mortar tonight before all the other party people beat you to it. Nylon Daily SF Newsletter on 11/19/13 No URL - Nylon


http://youtu.be/JdEVMFWHIXk - SWR


Any people you’ve worked with that haven’t gotten due recognition?

Right now, my favorite local MC is A-1. He just put out a mixtape, I think it’s one of the best things that I’ve heard. I’ve been working on this thing with Ash Reiter and I think that she’s really talented and I think if she hits her stride right she’ll do really well.

That’s a tough one, I feel like I do so much work with bands where we are trying to get them to their next place. We do so much work with bands where we really are trying to get them from where they are to the next step of where they want to be. I’m constantly thinking about getting people more attention for their music and its starting at the recording itself but also getting people who might be fans of them to their shows and telling them about the record or finding new ways to get the record out.

I just did a song with a new band named Should We Run that I really think will do something. I haven’t worked with them, but I’m a huge fan of Dirty Ghosts. And if I’m going to name a local band that needs more attention, it’s Grillade. - www.sfstation.com


Discography

Safer in the Sky Oct/2013 DIY

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Should We Run aims to walk the line of vulnerability without collapsing into themselves and away from cool. We are inspired by bands like Stars, Arcade Fire, The National and Broken Social Scene who put as much creativity and energy into their live shows as they do their studio sessions.

We make music to transmute the raw emotional material of life into impactful, high quality art.