SMILE ARE BACK!
Nearly three years since their critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Life Choices”, SMILE have returned with their sophomore LP “Rhythm Method”.
Rhythm Method shows the passing time has been both kind and confronting to the band. It is a darker, grittier, yet more beautiful record than its predecessor. It’s sonic slope rises from a swampy beginning, up an uneven path toward a gentle close. It is remarkable how an album so sonically diverse can maintain such a consistent tone. Lyrically it see’s the band turning outward, which seems to have presented itself in stories not portraying any real resolution. A testament to a band still seeking, as individuals as well as a group. It is a record in which on every listen, one can find a new moment to stop, and acknowledge just how good a band SMILE are, and have the potential to be.
SMILE will celebrate the vinyl release of Rhythm Method with a old fashioned hootenanny at Melbourne’s Gasometer. Support comes from local legends - The Ocean Party, Good Morning, Tim Richmond Group, and Great Outdoors. The Harpoons and Sui Zhen will be disk jockeying the evening.
SMILE - Rhythm Method is out on Smooch Records April 1st. Vinyl preorders are available now from the Smooch Records website.