Run Wilson is an Indie Rock/Pop band from Des Moines, IA .
The project of Max Yoder and Luke Lilienthal, started back in high school, has turned into a prominently driven ambition. The band has gone from playing house parties around Des Moines to selling out 200 cap rooms around the midwest.
The group functions almost entirely independently, lead by Max Yoder and Reed Andrews. Using Max's Music Business and Songwriting knowledge from Belmont University in Nashville, as well as Reed's Audio and Visual creativity from University of Northern Iowa, Run Wilson is known for their memorable live performances. They are commonly mistaken to be older than they actually are, even though they range from 20 to 22 years old.
Spending the 2019 winter recording with Griffin Landa at The Establishment, the band released their debut EP Sherry Lane, soon after performing for a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at Gilroy's Pub in West Des Moines, and at backyard and driveway shows through the summer.
The group spent quarantine recording their first full length album with Phil Young at Sonic Factory Studios in Des Moines. Titled Hypna, the 14 track concept album illustrates the cycle of the mind in the hypnagogic state between reality and unconsciousness. Breaking genre barriers, the album ties in folk and rock elements associated with inspiration from Chris Stapleton to The Beatles, as well as modern indie dream pop, with ties to Hippocampus and Dayglow.
In the Summer of 2022, Run Wilson embarked on the biggest journey any of them had taken up to that point, spending four weeks on the road touring the US. Leaving Des Moines with a sleeper van and a trailer, the five bandmates and two crew members made their way from the midwest to Boston, down to New Orleans, and back to Des Moines to close the tour. In total, the group played 19 shows, 15 of them being within 30 days of each other, all over the country.
The latest release from the band is "Way She Moves", a new single teasing the release of their new EP, set to release in August of 2023