squint

Austin, TX United States

credit:  Nathan Hall Photography
Bio: squint was born in the icy tundra of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Childhood friends guitarist Matt Fredrickson and vocalist Dane Adrian relocated squint to Austin, TX, where they have just finished recording their third album, Goodnight, Bad Intentions. Produced by Dave Percefull (Bowling for Soup, David Cook), squint continues to grow an extremely loyal fan base, who affectionately call themselves Sqroupies. The video for the title track and first single, “Goodnight, Bad Intentions,” has already been released and is being aired on national television. “Goodnight, Bad Intentions” is also included on the 2010 Jägermeister Music compilation.

Squint’s first album, Beeker opened doors to touring regionally. They acquired a fair amount of recognition in the South, but their first break came when they landed a show opening for the Toadies in Louisiana. Soon after, they played their first arena show, opening for the Goo Goo Dolls at Louisiana Tech University. For their sophomore album, squint got the attention of the legendary Ed Stasium (Ramones, Soul Asylum, Motörhead), and he signed on to take the reins as producer. The resulting album, Tinsel Life, earned them a New Music Award nomination at the American Music Awards. Tinsel Life made CMJ’s Top 20 Adds and charted on the CMJ Top 200.

Sponsor Jägermeister has featured squint on several Jäger Music Tours, as well as this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival with Avenged Sevenfold. Squint’s songs have been featured on NBC, MTV, A&E, Nickelodeon, and Oxygen. Their song “Quite” is the opening theme for the television show “Dark Rising: The Series.” Microphone stand manufacturer Atlas joined forces with squint in 2004, making vocalist Dane Adrian possibly the first artist in history to have a microphone stand endorsement. Atlas has featured squint in multiple ads, including a full page in this year’s Musician’s Friend Holiday Buying Guide. Squint is also proudly sponsored by AKG Microphones.

Since the release of Tinsel Life, squint has performed an average of over one hundred shows a year, gracing the stage with Staind, Fall Out Boy, Hinder, Trapt, Stone Sour, and the Toadies. Squint has also donated over $33,000 to Parkinson disease research through their annual charity festival, Squintfest. These accomplishments, and their hard work and solid songwriting, has earned squint the ASCAP Plus Award every year from 2003 to 2013.
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