Squirtgun was formed in 1993 by renowned punk producer Mass Giorgini (Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Anti-Flag). Bassist Mass Giorgini, a 9-year veteran of Chicago punk legends Screeching Weasel and founding member of Common Rider (alongside Operation Ivy singer Jesse Michaels), enlisted the drummer from the same band, Dan Lumley–who was also a founding member of Rise Against, his brother, guitarist Flav Giorgini, and singer Matt Hart. Squirtgun’s “Social” was chosen as the opening track for the film Kevin Smith film “Mallrats,” starring Ben Affleck and Claire Forlani. The video for the Squirtgun song “Mary Ann” reached MTV’s top 40 alternative videos, and the video for their song “Burn for You” reached the top 40 videos on MTV Europe. Because of the influence of the members of Squirtgun in foundational pop-punk bands, they have consistently benefitted from the support of such pop punk legends as Green Day and Blink-182.