Saturday, February 21, 2009

Smile Brigade on KEXP Blog (Three Imaginary Girls)

Smile Brigade EP release at High Dive, Saturday, February 21

Folk-pop band Smile Brigade had just released their excellent Eering, Creaking EP this week and tonight they are celebrating the release of said album. When I first heard it, I was drawn in by the arrangements that rely heavily on string instruments (violin, cello, acoustic guitar, etc…). The five-song EP is the successful result of an interesting experiment. Recorded over a span of twenty-four hours, the melodies still sound expansive and complete and mesh well with haunting, Dylan-inspired harmonies and lyrics.

This is will be the band’s first (and possibly only) acoustic show and they’ll share the High Dive stage with The Globes, Lord Dog Bird and Spanish for 100.

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