Run to be Born (2004) Walking Concert mastermind Walter Schreifels could be ponderous in one of his earlier bands, Quicksand, an often pointless crunch-rock outfit. Here, he hits on the… 2004-09-07 Walking Concert
Music Review

Run to be Born (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 07, 2004; Lead Performance: Walking Concert

Walking Concert mastermind Walter Schreifels could be ponderous in one of his earlier bands, Quicksand, an often pointless crunch-rock outfit. Here, he hits on the freeing notion of making pointlessness the point, offering pretty tunes about gazing around the recording studio (''Studio Space'') and scrambling the title of Springsteen's song in his own title tune -- Run to be Born -- to dither happily about a self-absorbed girlfriend. This is assiduously shallow music, with energetic melodies and keening vocals that achieve giddy sincerity.

Originally posted Sep 17, 2004 Published in issue #784 Sep 17, 2004 Order article reprints