The Running Jumps are four people in Los Angeles that love jangly pop. Inspirations include albums like Skylarking, Spilt Milk, Sgt. Pepper, Village Green and Odyssey and Oracle. Now picture those records getting roughed up by Guided By Voices or Superdrag. Vocalist/guitarist Joel Martin has lead notable power pop ensembles like Every Single Saturday and BIMBO! Folks might also recognize bassist Sid Jordan from LA-by-way-of-Britain phenom, Minibar. Drummer Dave Johnstone has been a musical foil for over a decade. Multi-instrumentalist Todd McDearman paints in the rest of the sound.
The band self-released their debut, full-length record, “The Consciousness Set”, in June 2013 on Martin’s Arc Of Noise Music. This album was produced and recorded by Martin.
Their re-imagining of “If You Want My Love” is featured on Zero Hour Record’s Cheap Trick tribute CD, “Never Surrender”.