Source:    Entertainment Weekly
Issue:      # 653 May 10, 2002
Page:       77


THIRD WATCH Third Eye Blind, the pop-rockers who surfed their way to stardom with radio-friendly singles like "Semi-Charmed Life," are getting in touch with their indie side. Their Crystal Baller, due out this summer, features cameos from such hipsters as Andrew W.K. and Moldy Peaches singer Kimya Dawson. "It's a lot different than the last record," says bassist Arion Salazar. "It's gonna be less slick. It really rocks." But the Blind boys haven't ditched their mainstream sensibility. "We write catchy tunes and get a lot of s--- for it," says frontman producer Stephan Jenkins, who blames his band's bad image on the media. "They hated the Police and Led Zeppelin. They thought that Kiss was terrible." So that's how it's going to be. - Evan Serpick