It is difficult to describe how releasing The War felt. Much effort went into the process of creating the album, and release day meant the world (i.e. our followers and friends such as you) would be hearing it for the first time. The day was filled with mixed emotions of excitement, relief and nervous vulnerability. But being personally happy with how The War turned out really took the pressure off, knowing that we did everything we could to make our little record the best it could be. There were mixed feelings along the way, some days we loved listening to it and other days we weren’t as happy, but I suppose that’s a natural part of the process of making an album. Given that we didn’t set any firm expectations for the album’s final result, at times it was difficult to know what to feel. And as with all music, the listening experience is especially affected by one’s environment, mood and mode of listening. In the end, we’re so pleased with the result of everyone’s hard work, and we can both say that we love listening to it and especially enjoy playing it live.
We’ve been embarking on a series of mini-tours, playing shows in Vancouver, Banff and Edmonton with more upcoming shows booked across Western Canada. Meeting new people and bands in this great indie scene while playing our record live has been a trip to say the least, easily one of the best parts about promoting The War. The aim of this blog though is not to keep you updated on all our happenings, but moreso the personal experiences we have as we navigate the crazy world of starting and growing a band. Stay tuned here for more snippets and stories of our journey. If you are interested in goings on of us too, however, do sign up for our mailing list where you’ll receive all that good info: http://www.rundeerrunband.com/contact/