Originally a trio forming around the songwriting talents of indie troubador Dan Jones for his album One Man Submarine, The Squids now feature drummer Mike Last, guitarist Patrick Hayden, bassist Brian Patrick, keyboardist Ryan Tocchini and multi-instrumentalist Dave Snider. All veterans of Eugene's unheralded underground music scene, The Squids have become a powerful, unpretentious live rock and roll band, tipping their hats to The Who, Guided By Voices, The Replacements--bands that combine great songcraft with untrendy, spontaneous punk energy. Playing behind Dan's solo albums One Man Submarine (2003) and Get Sounds Now (2005), the band played shows with Mike Watt, Dinosaur Jr, The Decemberists, Calvin Johnson, The Minus 5, Arthur Lee, and Marah. Steve Wynn describes the Squids as 'solo Pete Townshend meets '69 era Velvet Underground.' Mike Watt says 'I'm thinking D. Boon would dig a cat like Dan Jones.' In print and online the music of Dan Jones has amassed a pile of press and comparisons to everyone from Tobin Sprout to Husker Du to Neil Young. Touring the Northwest from Seattle to Sacramento, the bands makes friends with new fans everywhere they go. Totally Human delivers the goods one more time: breakneck postpunk, psychedelic album rock, power pop. And one really awesome ballad.
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