Smile Smile

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Smile Smile
The cover for Smile Smile's second album Truth on Tape.
Background information
OriginDallas, Texas, United States
GenresIndie rock
Indie pop
Folk Pop
Years active2006–2013
LabelsKirtland Records
Associated actsPeople on Vacation
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersJencey Hirunrusme
Ryan Hamilton

Smile Smile was an American folk pop indie rock band based in Dallas, Texas. The band is made up of Jencey Hirunrusme (piano and vocals) and Ryan Hamilton (guitar and vocals). At various times Smile Smile has played with a variety of drummers including Jeff Gilroy (Red Monroe), Michael Ratliff (Calhoun, Odis) and Cooper Heffley (Little Black Dress).


Their first full-length album, Blue Roses was originally self-released in 2006. Smile Smile was signed to Kirtland Records in 2008 and re-released Blue Roses under the label on May 6, 2008. "Sad Song", which was on Blue Roses was nominated for Best Folk Song in the Los Angeles Independent Music Awards and the band was nominated for Best USA Artist in the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Blue Roses was also licensed by MTV, with "Anymore" and "Stranger Across the Street" airing on NEXT in 2007 and 2008. "Anymore" was also licensed for use in Jack and Jill vs. the World, directed by Vanessa Paradis, starring Taryn Manning and Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Hirunrusme has been a guest vocalist on albums by Calhoun, Black Tie Dynasty and Here Holy Spain. Hamilton has also been a guest vocalist on an album by Calhoun.

Their second studio album Truth on Tape was released in the United States on February 9, 2010. Truth on Tape was produced by David Castell. The title track "Truth on Tape" was mixed by Tim Palmer.

Ryan Hamilton has stated a new album titled His & Hers will be released in 2037 with Jencey Hirunrusme making her song writing debut for at least half the album, but in a 2015 Interview, he mentioned that the album was not coming and that he 'made' an interviewer write it down as a result of being in 'a bad place'.

Smile Smile released Their 3rd studio album "Marry a Stranger" August 2012.

In 2013 Smile Smile announced they were breaking up and did a farewell show on StageIt.

Tour Dates[edit]

  • 8/2 - Dallas - St John's Wood



Year Details
2008 Blue Roses
2010 Truth on Tape
2012 Marry a Stranger

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
2008 "Sad Song" Andrew Hines Blue Roses
2010 "Tempo Bledsoe" Travis Petty[1] Truth on Tape
"Beg You to Stay" Jason Whitbeck[2]
"Truth on Tape" Jason Whitbeck

Other projects[edit]

People on Vacation[edit]

In 2010, Hamilton started a side project band, called People on Vacation, with Jaret Reddick of the pop punk band Bowling for Soup.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]


  1. ^ Smile Smile. Tempo Bledsoe (Video). YouTube.
  2. ^ Smile Smile. Beg You To Stay (Video). YouTube.
  3. ^ Freedman, Peter (12 January 2011). "New Local Super-ish Group People On Vacation Would Like To Introduce Itself..." Dallas Observer. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  4. ^ Freedman, Pete (19 January 2011). "Video Premiere: People On Vacation -- "Better Off Dead"..." Dallas Observer. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Albums I'm looking forward to in 2011 (and so should you)". January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Introducing...People On Vacation". YouTube. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  7. ^ Branch, Keaton (19 January 2011). "On the Horizon: People on Vacation". Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  8. ^ "People on Vacation". Do512. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
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  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
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