About The Band

Happy to announce that our album Elements has received a Juno nomination for Album Packaging of the Year! Congratulations to Duncan Major and the team at Perfect Day and photographer Joel Upshall!

From their home port of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Long Distance Runners humbly explore new stereophonic territory with their latest and third release, Elements (October 9, 2015).

With Elements, the band confidently lays to tape its own hybrid alchemy of psychedelic, rock ’n roll, and country influences (Berlin-trilogy Bowie, Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones). The album’s 11 memorable tracks are emotionally charged, with fog-drenched and sun-soaked songs about yearning, love and hope.

The Long Distance Runners have been embraced by the East Coast music scene since forming in 2009. With multiple MusicNL and ECMA nominations, and several tours from Newfoundland to Ontario under their belt, the band is a veteran of the scene. They have performed with Wintersleep, Rich Aucoin, Gloryhound, Jim Cuddy Band, Said The Whale, Rah Rah, and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and their songs have been featured on CBC’s Republic of Doyle and CBS’s Golden Boy.

Elements was released October 9, 2015 on CD and iTunes. Available on 180gram Vinyl in March 2016. More details soon!

Upcoming Shows

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
CBC Pancake Day Show at The Bellavista. 6-10am. Live broadcast on CBC Radio One 640AM.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Matt Hender & Chris Picco at The Black Sheep. St. John's, NL. 10:30pm-2am. $5/door

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Long Distance Runners w/The Thymes and The Pathological Lovers. The Levee. St. John's, NL. Doors at 10pm. $10 cover at door. Read more

Friday, March 4, 2016
Long Distance Runners w/TBA. The Black Sheep. St. John's, NL. 10:30pm - 2:30am. $10 at the door

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Long Distance Runners In-Store 'Elements' LP Release at Freds Records. St. John's, NL. All ages. No Cover. 1-2pm

Friday, April 8, 2016
Long Distance Runners w/TBA at The Fat Cat. St. John's NL. Doors at 9:30pm. 11-2pm.$10/door.


From ‘Elements’ by Long Distance Runners
Directed and edited by Mike Simms

Official video directed by Jeremy Rice