Chicago’s eom-rock trio – Runt. – is the brain child of lead singer Jay Pankiewicz, which was developed as an outlet to create music when he had trouble writing consistently. “I felt stuck and wanted to try something different from a musical standpoint,” said Jay. So the songwriter took real life events – touring, coming of age, homelessness – spiced them up a little, and transformed them into Runt.’s first EP Good and Loud.

From this EP comes Runt.’s debut single “Here’s Some Space,” which drives home the message that self-care should come before anyone and anything. Throughout the song, Jay goes from desperately trying to convince his lover that he’s changed to begging them to just forget him completely.

“I hope people will recognize the sound is simplicity behind the sound, and the story beneath the lyrics” Jay added. Good and Loud is now available for your consumption.


Jay Pankiewicz

Josh Man

Chilly Cherkins




a3800414971_16Runt. — Good and Loud

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