the Runs started, legend has it, as some embarrassing echoes emanating from a basement in San Francisco. As time went on and their skills were honed, the Runs brought their pistol-whipped, drenched bass and dry guitar sound to the light of day. Their writing tackles politics, love songs and the inevitable return to biological function. Wipe away the toilet humor and stained innuendo, and you will uncover a smart, reverent punk band that is deeply aware of its fetid origins, yet drives forward with a fresh twist on the legacy left by punk pioneers such as Ramones, Circle Jerks, and Bad Religion. the Runs have been a mainstay in the San Jose and Bay Area punk scene for years, playing alongside amazing and impactful bands such as The Cliftons,The Forgotten, Cobra Skulls, Fracas, the Black Angels, and supported Medway garage punk legends Armitage Shanks on three west coast tours. After some downtime and a relocation to San Francisco, the Runs are ready to make another, well, run.