Smile (American band)
|Origin||Orange County, California, United States|
|Genres||Post-punk, grunge, psychedelic rock, emo-core|
|Years active||1992–2003, 2013|
Smile was an American rock band.
20 Year Reunion Shows
In February 2013, Scott Reeder, Michael Rosas, Aaron Sonnenberg, and Matt Fletcher reunited to play 3 shows in Southern California
- The Casbah - San Diego, CA
- Port Of Sound Record Shoppe - Costa Mesa, CA
- The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
In January 2014, Scott Reeder, Michael Rosas, and Aaron Sonnenberg reunited once more to play The Casbah 25th Anniversary.
Rosas and Sonnenberg, who were both attending Woodbridge High School, formed Smile in 1992. After placing an advertisement in the Recycler for a drummer, they found Reeder, which completed the band's lineup for the next seven years as a trio. Encompassing genres of both grunge and psychedelic rock, they released their second record, called Resin. Smile did not emerge from Orange County until 1995, from the success of their album Maquee.
The style of music of Smile has been described as "rage-filled rock" with "scraping guitars and screaming vocals". Some of their influences include The Kinks, The Melvins, early Pink Floyd, and The Seeds. They signed under Headhunter, a San Diego-based label, and Atlantic in 1994, but left Atlantic during the recording sessions of their second album, due to a growing resistance the band felt towards the label. They remained under Headhunter. In 1998, original band member, Aaron Sonnenberg left and was replaced by Bob Thomson on bass. In 1999, the band added keyboardist Matt Fletcher. In 2001, Scott Reeder left the band to join Fu Manchu and was replaced by Matt's brother, James Fletcher on drums. In 2003, Michael Rosas broke up the band.
On July 18, 1995 Atlantic reissued the album Maquee, which had originally been released by Headhunter the previous year, September 1994. The first single from their album was "Staring at the Sun", which received airplay on the radio, and charted on College Music Journal's Metal chart in November 1995. Following the release of the album, Smile toured with the band Inch.
Girl Crushes Boy
- Rosas, Michael • vocals, guitar (1992-2003)
- Reeder, Scott • drums (1992–1999)
- Sonnenberg, Aaron • bass guitar (1992–1998)
- Fletcher, James • drums (2001–2003)
- Fletcher, Matt • keyboard (1999–2003)
- Thomson, Bob • bass guitar (1998–2003)
- 5 Song Demo EP • 2001
- Girl Crushes Boy • 1998
- Album Information.
- Masterlocks + 3 EP • 1996
- Sleepover EP • 1996
- Maquee • 1995
- Resin EP • 1993
- Bus Vol. 1 EP • 1992
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