The Bouncing Souls, one punk band that New Jersey can be proud of. It all began on a east coast label
called Chunksaah Records. Around 10 years ago, The Souls released The Good The Bad And The Argyle on
Chunksaah, the bands very own label. Soon following that came proabably in my opinion, their best record,
Manical Laughter. Later the band licensed both albums that originally were released on Chunksaah to BYO
Records and were re-released.
Then came their signing to Epitaph Records, which they are currently still on and released their
self titled album The Bouncing Souls which included the popular song "Kate Is Great" and the theme song
for the east coast, "East Coast! Fuck You!". In the late 1998/early 1999, The Souls released Tie One On on
Epitaph, their first live EP which was recorded in New York City At the Continental. Their latest release to
date, Hopeless Romantic, which shows a more diverse sound than the other albums. The band became more
diverse and matured their sound greatly on their 5th release.
With over 10 years of playing together, the band has significantly grown and matured in their personalities
as well. The Souls without any regret, say that "those west coast bands have nothing on us" and all of their
fans would have no doubt about that in their minds. The Souls also had the opportunites to tour with bands
like NOFX, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the legendary Descendents. Also the band has 2 years of
experience, playing the Vans Warped Tour under their collective belts. Presently hailing in New York City, the
band still considers their beloved east coast the only place to live; their fans, friends and shows on the east
coast is what truely influences them.
(NOTE: SilentBob does not endorse the opinions of the previous blah blah blah, he just needed something put on his bouncing souls blathe. he doesnt know how good any of this info is, all he knows is he liked what he saw in July 99 in St. Louis and blathered about it. Word.)