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MP3 Squint - We All Break the Same - Acoustic

Recorded during a rare acoustic appearance for squint during SXSW 2010.

1 MP3 Songs in this album (3:38) !
Related styles: Metal/Punk: Post-Grunge, Pop: Pop/Rock, Type: Acoustic

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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.

When it came time to record again, 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 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 NYC to LA to Houston to their original hometown in Michigan. On college radio, Tinsel Life became the 12th most added record according to CMJ and charted on the CMJ Top 200. At commercial radio, Tinsel Life immediately charted on the Top 20 Specialty Radio.

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. Their songs have been featured on MTV, VH1, The Travel Channel, A&E, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, and TLC. squint’s 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.

The band moved to Austin, TX, in late 2007. They continue to grow an extremely loyal fanbase, who affectionately call themselves sqroupies. Their new studio album, recorded with producer Dave Percefull (Bowling for Soup, Caroline’s Spine, David Cook) was just released. The first single from the new album, “Goodnight, Bad Intentions”, is already slated to be included on the 2010 Jagermeister compilation of which 200,000 copies are being pressed, and a video for the track was just released.



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