We Believe They Can Go The Distance

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"If you like - OK Go, Franz Ferdinand, good times... Try Middle Distance Runner, a band from DC that specializes in feel-good pop music. I feel like they're one song on The OC away from the big time…" – USA TODAY

In 1971, 1981 or 1991, Middle Distance Runner, the indie-pop craftsmen from Washington, D.C., might have become the biggest band in America.

But these days, a one-time can't-miss formula -- meticulous, smart pop within a hook-laden rock song -- is a harder sell. Nevertheless, the band refuses to go with current trends, even if it doesn't mind switching up on styles.