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

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