tonight: we are honored that CODA Records in Bel Air, MD will be hosting a listening party for our debut LP, Ideal Cities.
CODA Records was founded by the late, great Scott Hammer.
Scott was with us from day zero, enthusiastically writing about our earliest shows and supporting not only music and bands from the Baltimore scene, but also from the surrounding county scene as well. he recognized and communicated through his writing and work with Coda Records the friendships, the humanity, and a touch of Maryland pride, the things that really made and kept us excited about making music being and a part of a community.
i will never forget his support early on in the Roomrunner history; it meant so much to me and still does.
before his tragic passing in early 2013, he wrote some kind words about us in a “best of 2012” post from Dagger Press. here is an excerpt:
“The best shows I’ve been to this past year have been Roomrunner shows. I’m not much of a pit-guy anymore. I saw Lightning Bolt at Floristree with local celeb Ross Edward Miller, and explained to him at that show that it’s rare that I really get into it at shows. Even at a Lightning Bolt show, I just don’t feel moved enough to well… move. But Roomrunner shows are a different story. There is a total lack of caution both with the audience and the band. Denny plays with four or five sweaty kids a few inches from his face and pedals and still pulls off the signature riffs that make Roomrunner the heavy mathy mess that everyone loves. It’s going to Roomrunner shows with Ross that make me think of one of my favorite Double Dagger lines, “when we were 18, we saw our favorite band.” There is a feeling of friendship that comes with going to see Roomrunner.”
right on Scott.
you are truly missed.
This record is dedicated to Scott Hammer
hope to see y’all tonight.