Austin, TX-based Singer Songwriter 1st Base Runner’s sophomore EP “Ellis” is out December 10, 2021 on all platforms. This potent new collection finds 1st Base Runner further expanding his atmospheric and intensely personal sound, incorporating indie rock, shoegaze, post-punk, pop, ambient and electronic music influences to form a cohesive signature. Discover ‘Near Me’ the 16th February in Formula Indie
On the heels of Seven Years of Silence, 1st Base Runner will release the Ellis EP, a collaboration with longtime friend Bryan Ellis. With the creative floodgates now open and the contributions of Ellis added to the record, the new release is markedly more lively. Brighter chords and percussion moved to the fore while keeping the same hazy glow that gave Seven Years its ineffable vibe. Under the guidance of longtime Radiohead Creative Director Dilly Gent, the project will drop videos for ‘Near Me’ and ‘Man Overboard’. Effervescing synths bubble over a beat both warm and fuzzy and effortlessly cool. Tim Husmann and Ellis craft a score for young love stumbling through the long summer evenings.
Fans of artists as varied as My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails, Aphex Twin and Godspeed! You Black Emperor should find common threads in 1st Base Runner’s music.
On December 17, the underwater-filmed official music video for “Man Overboard” will be released. The video, directed by Heather Gildroy and overseen by production company Son & Heir (produced by Amanda Austin. Executive produced by Creative Director Dilly Gent), is rich with meaning and symbolism, as the artist is weighed down by mounting obstacles while trying to reach the surface.