by Andrew Sacher

photo: Runaway Brother at Baby's All Right in January (more by Amanda Hafield)

Cleveland's Runaway Brother have already put out a couple songs from their debut LP, Mother (due 3/31 via Tiny Engines) (pre-order), and we've now got the premiere of a third, "Catch." I've talked before about how Runaway Brother make pop punk that's more musically ambitious than the genre tends to be, and "Catch" is a perfect example of this. On one hand, this is the kind of youthful stuff that fans of Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms are bound to love, but on the other, there's dynamic and rhythmic shifts, delicate textures, and a building instrumental passage not often heard in this genre. Check it out below

Runaway Brother have a few tour dates coming up too. Nothing in NYC, but they're nearby twice this week for a Long Island show at Soul Sounds tonight (3/3) and they play a Trenton, NJ show with Tiny Moving Parts at The Rathskeller on Friday (3/6).

They return for Asbury Park's Skate & Surf Fest (May 16 & 17) with (appropriately enough) Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, as well as Cloud Nothings, American NIghtmare, Beach Slang, Hot Rod Circuit, mewithoutYou, Thrice, The Gaslight Anthem, Small Brown Bike, Defeater, Pianos Become the Teeth and more. Tickets are still available.

All dates are listed, with all three singles from Mother, below...


Runaway Brother - "Catch"

Runaway Brother -- 2015 Tour Dates
Mar 03 Soul Sounds Sayville, NY
Mar 04 Double Happiness Columbus, OH
Mar 05 The Southgate House Revival Newport, KY*
Mar 06 The RathskellerTrenton, NJ *
Mar 07 Mahall's Lakewood, OH
May 15 Pouzza Fest 2015 Montreal, Canada
May 16 Skate & Surf Asbury Park, NJ

* - w/ Tiny Moving Parts