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. This is their debut album - recorded, engineered and mixed themselves. Punk DIY tackles politics, love songs and the inevitable return to biological function. The first unofficial album review: 'It's like listening to the Lookout! Record that never came out, the lost tapes so to speak. It's like the singer of The Vandals and Joe Queer at times with the Queers as the backing band and Ben Weasel helping with the songwriting/arrangement. WOW.' -Jonny Manak (producer at SuperSpeedway Music; git and vox in Clay Wheels, bass in The Cliftons and the Forgotten; skating legend) from Buzzgrinder.com: 'This is raw stuff... this is the way it should be.' from Neufutur.com: '...the tracks are crafted with the perfect blend of catchiness and maturity... eminently singable... a challenge to not absolutely love.'