Run Run Run's Xander Smith Releasing Solo Album
To celebrate this release Smith will perform an intimate free gig at Stories bookstore in Echo Park on May 16, 2012 at 7:30pm.
According to the announcement, his debut solo release Hey San Pedro, will give fans a more folksy, singer-songwriter affair. Smith's 10 original tracks are rounded out with a cover of the Tegan and Sarah classic "Walking With a Ghost".
Since 2003 Xander Smith has fronted the indie shoegaze rock band Run Run Run. Now, Smith takes a break from the band for a bit to stand alone for the first time as a singer/songwriter. K.D. Lang, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Perry and Herb Alpert have all given the thumbs up to these new songs and Smith's career turn.
Hey San Pedro was written, performed and co-produced by Smith, but was funded entirely by fans through a successful Kickstarter campaign--raising more than five times the original projected goal. Thanks to mentor Herb Alpert and co-producer Mike Harrison (Kinky/The Bangles), Smith was able to borrow an analog API console originally housed at A&M studios to record the eleven tracks on the album. They are: