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

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