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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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Smile Empty Soul

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

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