Video from Should We Run out now

More existential than psychedelic, more rooftop than garage, seven-piece Should We Run is the enigmatic misfit of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.  Its distorted keys and guitar, male/female lead vocalists and haunting violin lines create cinematic soundscapes – backdrops for their deeply personal lyrics.  Richly kaleidoscopic and multi-layered, Should We Run’s intimate songwriting and storybook-style arrangements differentiate it from its local contemporaries.

Lyricist/vocalist Katie Jay Baer and, therapist-cum-songwriter, Krishan Abeyatunge, craft humanistic lyrics born out of long-winded conversations about intuition, vulnerability, fear and attachment.  Sung in an up-close vocal style, they question life’s significance in their first single, “Dimensions in My Crown.”  Recorded at Different Fur Studio, “Dimensions in My Crown” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp now.
After line-up changes since the band’s formation in 2011, Should We Run’s current constellation of members also includes Genevieve Walker (formerly of Stars) on violin, Rich DiBenedetto on drums, Dante Sesin on bass, Rahi Kumar on lead guitar, and Sam Van Diest on keys. They have graced the stages of venerable San Francisco venues such as Viracocha, Hotel Utah, Make Out Room, and are getting ready for an LP release show at Cafe Du Nord. Should We Run is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, Safer In The Sky, due out in September 2013.