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Denton Rock Exclusive: Bowling for Soup celebrates anniversary

Denton Rock Exclusive: Bowling for Soup celebrates anniversary

June 01
21:33 2011

By Pablo Arauz / Staff Writer –

Photo Courtesy of Austin Grisworld

The band Bowling for Soup has been part of the Denton music scene since 1998, and has made crowds rock with cheeky pop punk tunes and catchy hits since 1994.

Known for the hits “Girl All the Bad Guys Want” and “1985,” the band will celebrate its 17th anniversary by playing three local shows in Texas, including a show Thursday at Rockin Rodeo on Ave C.

The band will then travel to Europe to play at the Download Festival, which could be the biggest show of its tour.

Following the European festival, the band will play in Japan then tour the Midwest in August. Afterward, the members will take a break to spend time with their families, said Erik Chandler, the band’s bass player.

“We tour when it makes sense and then we take a break,” he said.

Since the band’s most prominent release in 2002, Grammy-nominated “Drunk Enough to Dance,” BFS has toured the world and recorded several albums over the years, including its newest release, “Fishing for Woos.”

The six-song EP was released in late April in both the U.S. and the U.K. The songs were recorded in Dallas at Valve Studios with Casey Viorio.

Chandler said the album is going to be a classic Bowling for Soup album.

“We didn’t want to over-think the album. It’s just the 2002-2004 Bowling for Soup sound,” he said

Chandler said the band’s influences range from the brash punk of the Descendents to the folk-like sounds of Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello.

He said the band tries not to sound too much like any one of its influences, and one can only hear a hint of them in the music.

While the band’s members maintain BFS as a priority, they’ve stayed busy with other projects.

Lead singer Jaret Reddick has a project called People on Vacation, while Chandler has a solo project and plans to release an album sometime next year.

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