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Smile Empty Soul

Smile Empty Soul was a heavy alternative trio formed while its three members were still in Santa Clarita, California high schools in 1998. Led by singer/guitarist Sean Danielson, the band also included drummer Derek Gledhill and bassist Ryan Martin. After honing their sound with numerous hometown gigs, Smile Empty Soul began venturing to the Sunset Strip, and eventually passed a demo to Todd Parker of the Los Angeles indie label ThroBack Records. That exposure led to a deal with Jason Flom's Lava imprint, which was expanding in the wake of early signee Kid Rock's white-hot success. The trio hooked up with producer John Lewis Parker, who was at the helm for their self-titled debut, issued by Lava in May 2003. With its screeching guitars and Danielson's rage-filled vocals, the album was indebted to the alternative sounds of the early '90s. As the band recorded their follow-up in 2005, Gledhill parted ways with the band and Dominic Weir temporarily filled his position before he was subsequently replaced by Jake Kilmer. They also recruited guitarist Mike Booth (Cold). Anxiety was scheduled for release in 2005, but a split with Lava kept the album from seeing the light of day. Their de facto sophomore LP, the freshly recorded Vultures, was released in 2006. After promotional touring for the album, Booth amicably parted ways with the band. In 2009, Anxiety was finally released through their own MRAfia Records label (along with a bonus DVD version, More Anxiety). The band also released their fourth full-length, Consciousness. In 2012, Smile Empty Soul released a fifth album, the sharply polished 3's, on eOne Records. It was quickly followed by Chemicals (Two Disciples/Pavement). In early 2016, they released the Shapeshifter EP, which was split between re-recordings of hits from their debut, as well as three new songs. ~ Johnny Loftus & Neil Z. Yeung
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Stations Featuring
Smile Empty Soul

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    Xtreme Alt Rock
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    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
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    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
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Albums by
Smile Empty Soul

Top Songs by
Smile Empty Soul

  1.   Song
  2.   Bottom of a Bottle
  3.   Don't Ever Leave
  4.   This Is War
  5.   Nowhere Kids
  6.   We're Through
  7.   Silhouettes
  8.   False Alarm
  9.   The Freaks Are Coming
  10.   Finding Myself
  11.   Ugly
  12.   Faceless
  13.   For You
  14.   Hard Biter
  15.   Faker
  16.   O' Lord
  17.   Morning Light
  18.   Here's to Another
  19.   Saturday
  20.   Eraser
  21.   With This Knife
  22.   Landslide
  23.   Anywhere But Down
  24.   Reflection
  25.   L.A. River
  26.   Alone with Nothing
  27.   Better off Alone
  28.   Swim
  29.   Jesus Is the Manager at Wal-Mart
  30.   Disease
  31.   Therapy
  32.   Sitting Ducks
  33.   Real
  34.   Basement
  35.   Let Go
  36.   Afterlife
  37.   Ban Nuys
  38.   Stay Alive
  39.   The Hit
  40.   Loser
  41.   Live Forever
  42.   God's Army
  43.   Fight of a Suburban Couple
  44.   Self Inflicted
  45.   Who I Am
  46.   I Want My Life
  47.   All My Problems
  48.   Your Way
  49.   The Other Side
  50.   Alone
  51.   All in My Head
  52.   New Low
  53.   Chemicals
  54.   Black and Blue
  55.   Not Alike
  56.   Wrecking Ball
  57.   Hiding Place
  58.   Sleep Deprivation
  59.   Warning
  60.   Carve
  61.   Walking Away
  62.   Vultures
  63.   California's Lonely
  64.   Every Sunday
  65.   Radio in a Hole
  66.   Greatest Hits and Medleys
  67.   Bright Side
  68.   Just One Place
  69.   Out to Sea
  70.   Adjustments
  71.   End of the World
  72.   Never Again
  73.   Proud to Be
  74.   Refill Me
  75.   Holes
  76.   To the Ground
  77.   Running Out of Something
  78.   Mechanical Rationality
  79.   Atoll
  80.   Compromise
  81.   Don't Need You
  82.   Cody
  83.   Not Alright
  84.   Balance

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