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| Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock


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""...propelled by the drive and determination of it's whiplash grooves, angular hooks and didactic posturing, [squint is] a feisty, hard-rocking outfit that defies expections...""

A feisty, hard-rocking outfit that defies expectations for a band from southern Texas, Squint veers closer to Rush than rockabilly. “I’m looking for a new frustration,” they assert on opening track “We All Break the Same.” Later when they wail, “I’m really looking forward to depression” (on “Elisabeth”), it becomes increasingly evident that this is indeed a band that makes the most of its angst. Mostly though, Goodnight, Bad Intentions is propelled by the drive and determination of its whiplash grooves, angular hooks and didactic posturing. Squint enters the fray with eyes wide open. - M Music & Musicians Magazine

"...best alternative rock albums of this year"

"Dare I say it, I probably just found myself listening to one of the best alternative rock albums of this past year. I’m going to have to side with Willie Nelson on this one and — without blowing smoke from a bong up anyone’s ass — agree that squint does kick ass."
- Lana Cooper - Breakdowns & Beatdowns

""These guys exert alternative rock in the purest sense: hard and energetic.""

These guys exert alternative rock in the purest sense: hard and energetic sound; amusing and, sometimes, sarcastic lyrics; more impressively, good production. Each instrument and the vocals are all there in front and center. Influences most likely include Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters and Blink 182. Props to lyrics in "To My Protagonists:," which any musician will probably be able to relate to, well. - Origivation Magazine - Kate Gamble

"Demo Universe"

“Stasium’s bright, punchy mix is perfectly suited to squint’s anthemic alt-rock…expertly crafted, ruthlessly infectious tunes.” - Jim Santo

"Gods of Music"

“This gets my vote for the best rock I’ve heard in a long time. Raw energy, guts and balls…well constructed and performed.”
“Performances are great…edgy and upfront…just cynical enough to captivate…if you like high energy rock with a little punk flavoring, you should check this out…my advice is to shop this puppy right away!”
- Godsofmusic.com

"Heart of The Rock Magazine/IndieMonkey.com"

“Vocalist Dane Adrian has one of those wonderful, measured-yet-frantic voices that perfectly complements Matt Fredrickson’s guitar work, which makes for an intriguing listen...and Stasium's impeccable production...polishes the songs with the kind of sonic luster only a producer of his caliber can create.” - Andrew Ellis

"Band Radio"

"Bold, powerful energetic rock. Pure satisfaction; great hooks and music. These guys really know how to work a stage. You've got to see them perform…simply amazing." - Mike Stahl - BandRadio.com

"Goo Goo Dolls"

That's my new favorite band! - Johnny Reznick


Still working on that hot first release.



Sponsorships by Jagermeister, AKG Microphones, and Atlas Mic Stands

Video for Goodnight, Bad Intentions receiving airing nationally

Songs on ESPN, Nickelodeon, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, MTV's The Real World and Road Rules, Oxygen Network, and A&E

Full college radio promotion garnishing airplay on over 250 radio station, charting on the CMJ Top 200 and CMJ Top 20 Ads

Live show aired on national television program True Music

Charted nationally on commercial specialty radio (Uncle: #24/FMQB: #25 single (Anthem for Closure) and #18 album/A&R Worldwide: #23)

In rotation on Sirius XM Radio

Songs available nationwide on Touchtunes and all digital jukeboxes

squint track featured on Jager Music CD 50,000 copies in circulation and on the Jager Compilation - 200,000 copies.

squint has donated over $33,000 to the National Parkinson Foundation through their annual charity, Squintfest (www.squintfest.com)

Live show airing on ME Entertainment Television in a 30 minute special - squint Live from Stubb's BBQ in Austin

Have performed with Staind, Pennywise, Goo Goo Dolls, Fall Out Boy, Avenge Sevenfold, Distrubed, Hinder, Rev Theory, Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Toadies, Evans Blue, hurt, Future Leaders of the World, Puddle of Mudd, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, and more.

Originating in the icy tundra of the beautiful and remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan, squint has always been a band focused on gathering experiences to write about. They packed up and moved to Louisiana after high school so that they could play more cities and see new places. Their incessant touring has consistently interfered with love, however, and helped the band become deadly-accurate portrait artists of broken relationships. Strong as their passion for writing music may be, they are a band ultimately devoted to the live performance.
The band made their first full record, Beeker, on a total budget of $1200 in Houston, TX. Though it was obviously a freshman effort, the songwriting was there, and the album opened doors for squint to begin touring regionally. They acquired a fair amount of recognition in the South and Southeast, and their first big break came when they landed a show opening for the Toadies in Monroe, LA. Then, soon after, they played their first arena show, opening for the Goo Goo Dolls at Louisiana Tech University.

When it came time to record the next album, squint got the attention of producer, Ed Stasium. Ed is a legend; the man responsible for recording dozens of successful acts including The Ramones, Soul Asylum, and Rev. Horton Heat. Ed signed on with the band to make a full length record, and squints latest album, Tinsel Life, was born. This album earned them a nomination for an American Music Award even before it was released. (Ed would later go on to remix the now out-of-print Beeker, for a re-release in 2006.)

After releasing Tinsel Life, squint immediately went back to their first love, touring, playing shows from New York to Los Angeles to Houston to their original hometown of Houghton, Michigan. Meanwhile, on college radio, Tinsel Life became the 12th most added record according to CMJs Top 20 Adds and charted on the CMJ Top 200. At commercial radio, Tinsel Life immediately charted on the Top 20 Specialty Radio charts. squint also soon found themselves on Touchtunes Jukeboxes, DMX Radio, and Sirius XM.

As squint continued to tour and have some success with Tinsel Life, they got the attention of Jagermeister, and soon found themselves with a sponsor. They are featured on the Jager Music Compilation and are performing on the 2009 Jagermeister Tour with Pennywise and Pepper. Songs from Tinsel Life have been featured on MTV, VH1, The Travel Channel, A&E, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, and TLC. squints unique live show also attracted the attention of microphone stand manufacturer, Atlas. Atlas joined forces with squint in 2004 making squint possibly the first artist in history to specifically have a microphone stand endorsement. squint is also proudly sponsored by AKG Microphones.

Since the release of Tinsel Life, squint has performed an average of over 100 shows a year; gracing the stage with bands like Staind, Fall Out Boy, The Goo Goo Dolls, Stone Sour, Alter Bridge, The Toadies and more. squint has also donated over 33 thousand dollars to Parkinson disease research through their annual charity festival, Squintfest (www.squintfest.com). These accomplishments, and their hard work and solid song writing, earned squint the ASCAP Plus Award many times in a row.

The band recently relocated to Austin, TX. They continue to grow an extremely loyal fanbase, who affectionately call themselves sqroupies.