Thursday, June 18, 2009

Smiles Everyone Smiles

Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme create their own modern blend of folk, pop and rock in Smile Smile. Their songs range from heart wrenching ballads to foot stomping sing alongs. Jencey’s classical piano background teamed with Ryan’s self-taught guitar style combine to create sounds, which both soar above you and pull you in tight at the same time.

And pull you in they do. Maybe it's because I'm writing this at 7:10am, but they have this uncanny ability to take something as simple as a piano and drums and turn them into part of the biggest song ever. "Sad Song," for example, has epic written all over it. It's got such a fantastic level of girl/boy interplay that it will give you goosebumps. When Smile Smile hit a chorus they hit it and hit it hard. This is a group that aims for the stars and goes beyond them with tear jerking accuracy.

Continuing to support their latest album Blue Roses, Smile Smile has just been hand-picked by Metric to open up for them on tour alongside Sebastien Grainger. The 9-city trek kicked off in Seattle and makes its final rounds along the East Coast with NYC and DC dates. Here are the last three dates...

JUNE 17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
JUNE 18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
JUNE 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater

Download: Sad Song

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