Born out of years of diverse artistic collaborations, a steady hunt for an original music endeavor of their own and a common interest for spreading the message of not taking things too seriously, RANN is the result of 4 Brooklyn based musicians locking themselves in a isolated cabin during the winter of 2014. In less than a year of existence RANN wrote, produced and released a nine-track album (“Yellowgun”) and played more than 100 shows in more than 40 different cities in the U.S including 8 shows at SXSW and renown NYC venues such as Rough Trade, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The Knitting Factory and Webster Hall. Their latest track “When I’m Lucky” features an interesting blend of happier melodies, deep drums, and strong, hard rock vocals.
“They’re the latest Brooklyn based band to carve out a niche for themselves in that idiosyncratic indie scene—a five-man ensemble forged from an elusive winter’s night “locking themselves in an isolated cabin” and reemerging with their own collage-genre of rock, dream pop, and punk. Yes, Rann dove into those well-visited depths of trippy psychedelia and in-your-face, garage-band angst, but managed to pull it off without merely repackaging the greats (and kudos to them for that). As for where they fall on the spectrum, think Phoenix with a touch more grit, or The Strokes draped in synth.”
– Thrd coast