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1st Base Runner is an immersive new project from Texas multi-instrumentalist and producer Tim Husmann.

The visionary artist draws on shoe-gaze, nostalgic 1980’s dark waves, and an array of analogue synthesizers to create powerful songs that carry the weight of raw emotion and hard-won wisdom. His current release, Light Roars, expands upon the sound of Seven Years and Ellis while adding an impressive dose of live drums and post-punk edge.

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.

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.

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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.


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