Continuing to support their latest album Blue Roses, Smile Smile has just been hand-picked by Metric to open up for them on tour alongsideSebastian Grangier. The 9-city trek kicked off yesterday in Seattle and continues tonight in for a show in Portland at Wonder Ballroom.
NYLON SUMMER MUSIC TOUR 2009 DATES
JUNE 5 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
JUNE 11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
JUNE 12 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
JUNE 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
JUNE 14 – Chicago, IL @ Metro/Smart Bar
JUNE 15 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
JUNE 17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
JUNE 18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Smile Smile’s debut cd, Blue Roses, is full of infectious melodies, dusty blue lyrics whispers, hand-claps and toe-tappable folk songs set to guitar and keys. Smile Smile were nominated for “Best Folk Rock Song (“Sad Song”) at the Los Angeles Independent Music Awards, and nominated as “Best USA Act” in the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Blue Roses charted in CMJ’s Top Ten and specialty radio, receiving influential plays on the shows like Nic Harcourt on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Known for their subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) back and forth jabs onstage, when the pair sing together their voices sound as if they are one. Stripping songs down to the bone and emphasizing the simplicity of beautiful music, is about the only thing these two can agree upon. Curious about their relationship? The duo is in the process of finishing their next full-length album, Truth on Tape, that chronicles their lives. Together. And apart. And…?
Smile Smile spent a good part of 2008 on the road, playing with the likes of XO (members of Say Anything,) Shanti, Ben Folds and Simple Plan. Smile Smile are currently on tour with Metric. Their new cd, Truth on Tape,(mixed in part by Tim Palmer) will be available Fall 2009
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