We are thrilled to present our latest album effort, SPURS #1. This landmark EP represents a milestone in our recorded works, as it is the first Run Downhill release to fully integrate our original country-inspired music with our sequential comic stories.

Featuring 6 songs from the band, written by T.J. Troy and featuring artwork by Quinn Salazar, SPURS #1 picks up right where our Kilbourn EP left off. Recorded in December 2013, we’ve been releasing the songs one at a time throughout 2014 in our Song Comic video format, and September 4, 2014, we are very proud to release our first print edition of the entire work.

Here’s a few different ways you can enjoy this album:

  • Click to the side for the SPURS #1 video playlist: each of the four chapters of the book are presented here as a motion comic, accompanied by music from the album. If you’re new to Run Downhill, start on Chapter 1 – Unbreakable Man, and each subsequent video will follow in order of the album.

  • Order your CD and Comic Book from our online store, or from the many vendors currently carrying the title. Each CD/Book package comes with: a CD containing all 6 songs; a 48-page Comic Book; a redeemable download code, for easy download of the album to your device; and some very special content…

  • Download the Aurasma App to explore unique content in the book!


    Once you’ve downloaded the app, register with Aurasma and sign up for the Run Downhill channel! Then, look inside and around the comic book for special hidden content. If you find this guy...
    ...chances are he’ll tell you something interesting.


    Thursday September 4, 2014

    Curve Line Space

    1577 Colorado Blvd

    Eagle Rock, CA

    8 pm

    There are so many people to thank for their contributions and support in the creation of this album:

    The Musicians – Colin Burgess, Nate LaPointe, Tom Moose, and T.J. Troy

    Guest Musicians - Ken Lasaine (baritone guitar), Jodie Landau (vocals) and David Johnson (harmonica)

    Creative Staff - Juli Emmel (comic production, website construction, live show co-producer); Quinn Salazar (internal art and coloring); Scott Angle (cover art); Scott Manzo at Rocky Road Ranch Productions (mixing and mastering); Eddie Young (Song Comic video editing); Jaeger Smith (CD face design)

    Additional Support - Danny Gold, Frank Antonelli, Gotham Press, Ryan Liebowitz, Ivan Johnson, Scott Fraser, Arthur "A.C." Rains-McNally

    SPURS #1

    Hatchfund Project Update:

    We completed our first Hatchfund campaign earlier this year! Supporters can donate funds towards the completion of the project in exchange for rewards and perks from the band! We had over 35 supporters donate over $3000, and we feel the project speaks for itself! We are so grateful for the support our friends, families, and fans have given us, and we want to personally thank everyone who contributed to our project's success:

    Nabil Azzam
    Ivan Bickler
    Ann Bouchy
    Daniel Chodos
    Marsha Connor
    Monique Debose
    Rebecca Elswit
    Juli Emmel
    Lars Gerhold
    Suzanne Huddleson
    Elene Kallimanis
    Gavin Kelley
    Jodie Landau
    Nathaniel LaPointe
    Joslyn Layne
    Timothy Maloof
    Dan Mele
    Jeremy Melton
    Virginia Morris
    Sibyl O'Malley
    Jim Santi Owen
    Christin Phelps Webb
    Arthur Rains-McNally
    Eric Roy
    Manisha Shahane
    Leda and Steve Shapiro
    Selwa Sweidan
    David Trasoff
    Thomas Troy
    Will and Jen Troy
    Danielle Wiener
    Teresa Wong
    Chad Yenney