217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
“Who are we, and where do we go from here?” These were the questions on the minds of Kelly and Patrick Morris in late 2016. After bringing to an end a long but successful two and a half year tour, playing venues and music halls from small to large from coast to coast including festivals such as SXSW (twice), Midpoint Music Festival, Sweetwater 420 fest to name a few, and recording a live session with Daytrotter. Garnering new fans and attention from various press outlets along the way they averaged over 250 shows a year all in support of their 2014 debut release “Walking With A Different Stride.”
In the midst of it all, they found themselves coming to terms with the fact that they were not progressing in the ways they felt they needed to with their songwriting, and recording. Between being on the road and living in Chicago it was hard to find a permanent place to work and move forward with their music in the ways they wanted to do.
The brothers packed up and headed back to their home state of South Carolina to find a space conducive to living, writing, and recording without the limitations and pressures of time and money that commercial studios usually entail. They needed a home, somewhere to recuperate and hone the sound and conceptive direction they wanted to take with their next release. They found themselves looking in the city Charleston, SC, two hours south of their hometown of Camden, and a place they had spent some time between tours in 2014.
A year later they emerge with a collection of songs that embody the writing and production style developed during their time spent at “Leon’s Electric House.” These works follow suit with challenging the same questions they have asked themselves “Who are we, and Where do we go from here?” The first single off the upcoming release is entitled “Carrie Anne.”
Born out of years of diverse artistic collaborations and a steady hunt for an original music endeavor or their own, RANN is the result of 4 Brooklyn based musicians locking themselves in a isolated cabin during the winter of 2014.
In less than a year of existence RANN wrote, produced and released a nine-track album (“Yellowgun”) and played more than 100 shows in more than 40 different cities in the U.S including 8 shows at SXSW and renown NYC venues such as (Le) Poisson Rouge, The Knitting Factory and Webster Hall. RANNs first album "Yellowgun" received several reviews from online press internationally:
"For young bands, there are no greater elements essential to success than having great songs and a great live show. The rest is just static.
For Brooklyn-based psychedelic-leaning pop-rock band RANN, combining the two is a no-brainer." (Vanyaland)
They’re the latest Brooklyn based band to carve out a niche for themselves in that idiosyncratic indie scene—a five-man ensemble forged from an elusive winter’s night “locking themselves in an isolated cabin” and reemerging with their own collage-genre of rock, dream pop, and punk. Yes, Rann dove into those well-visited depths of trippy psychedelia and in-your-face, garage-band angst, but managed to pull it off without merely repackaging the greats (and kudos to them for that). As for where they fall on the spectrum, think Phoenix with a touch more grit, or The Strokes draped in synth. (Thrd coast)
My ready-made categories and standards of evaluation didn’t quite apply to their music. And yet I saw so much in it that was familiar: Lucy and her celestial diamonds were there. The loose brick in the wall was there. The owner of that lonely heart was there. Every breath I’ve taken, it seems, was there. That is, the music incorporated the trajectory of an entire tradition that I, as a listener, could recognize. Still, the feeling of vertigo was undeniable. (J.P Pereira)
RANN is now embarking on a new tour whilst writing new songs for their upcoming album. This time around RANN will be isolating themselves in a new cabin near Yosemite Park in CA.
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