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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

    Xtreme Alt Rock

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

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