Of course, until then, the band has an album—a great one, at that—to support. On Friday, February 27, they'll play a CD release show at the Double Wide with support from Spooky Folk and Dove Hunter, followed by a March 4 show at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton with Spooky Folk and The Heelers. Chelsea Callahan, who books the Double Wide, is helping them plan a Midwest tour in April.

Wilganowski is especially excited about the band's Friday-night slot at next month's NX35 festival in Denton. With the exception of drummer Considine, everyone from the band has moved from Denton (where the members first met) to Dallas for work reasons. Wilganowski still considers Denton the band's hometown. He doesn't pay attention to Denton-against-Dallas debates, though, considering them both part of one bigger scene. Nonetheless, he's glad to see Denton get so much attention from the music world as Paste and The New York Times have written lovingly about the city in recent years, and he's glad to see NX35 founder Chris Flemmons capitalize on the attention by booking fellow Dentonites Midlake just as the band releases a highly anticipated album.

"All things seem to be really hitting at the same time, and it's really a good thing for musicians in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth," he says.

Guess which band member turns into a wolf during the full moon.
Billy Surface
Guess which band member turns into a wolf during the full moon.

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Bridges and Blinking Lights performs Saturday, February 27, at The Double Wide.

Despite his seeming impatience to move on from one riff to the next, from one album to the next, though, he doesn't feel any uncomfortable urgency about the rising profile of Denton in the music world.

Mostly because he's confident it won't be a passing trend.

"I think we're in the beginning of a big thing that's about to happen," he says. "I don't feel like it's going to be a short-lived thing. I feel like we're finally getting our roots in. I don't feel any pressure. It's exciting, more than anything. But I guess we'll see."

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