“.......this homegrown quintet takes a few lessons from like-minded indie outfits Cold War Kids and Tokyo Police Club. The winning ingredients are accounted for – strong vocalist/guitarist Arin Robinson (opener "Feel Anything"), post-rock dynamics ("House Call"), and even radio-ready single "Salt in the Wound" – but Distance Runner hasn't gone the extra mile with them.”
— Austin Chronicle
"Let me set the tone for you. Cold weather, a poet that looks like Santa, two man snuggies, bad cancer/boy choir jokes, and not to mention some amazing music. .... We got to the venue an hour early and got to talking to the members of the opening act, Distance Runner, while they were doing their sound check. These fellows have a great sense of humor and are really easy to talk to...... They had very great energy on stage. Their sound is surprisingly unique, too. After asking what their influences were, they answered Barry Manilow and Cannibal Corpse, but I think its safe to say that if you like Fleet Foxes and People in Planes, then you can dig Distance Runner as well. Their recent album is entitled, A Lesson in Gravity and they’re currently working on their next EP. Check them out on myspace.com/distancerunnerband. If you don’t, then you aren’t cool and a fat man that looks like Santa will come to your home and read EDGY poems. You can’t say that I didn’t warn you.