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

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