SMILE EMPTY SOUL have revealed the album cover and track list from their upcoming release “3’s” due out May 22nd. “I think we put more thought into this album cover than ever before. There’s a ton of symbolism going on, and the whole package this time really means a lot to us,” says guitarst and lead singer Sean Danielson.
This spring SMILE EMPTY SOUL will hit the road in support of their brand new release, presented by Jägermeister. Jägermeister, the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States, has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local level to national amphitheater acts. The brand has spent almost two decades developing artists and has seen many go from obscurity to the top of their fields. “We’re thrilled to be working with SMILE EMPTY SOUL again, a band that appreciates our brand and knows how to enjoy it! They’ve grown as a band and Jager’s been with them from the beginning,” says Rick Zeiler, Director of Strategic Marketing at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.
4. Sleep Deprivation
5. Hiding Place
6. Let Go
9. Greatest Hits and Medleys
10. Hard Biter
11. Wrecking Ball
12. Not Alike
The band recently signed a brand new world wide deal with eOne Music. “We are very excited to be working with eOne on this record. They’re a label that truly backs their artists, and that’s exactly what we need.” says Danielsen. This new effort will be a followup effort to “More Anxiety” which was released in 2010. Danielsen continues, “‘3’s’ is the best record we’ve made. It’s more musical and mature, yet still has the ‘Smile’ sound that our fans are looking for.”
“3’s” was recorded in the band’s native Southern California, at a handful of studios in the Valley and North Hollywood. Producer Eddie Wohl, who worked with the band on “Consciousness”, also manned the board on the new album at his Babyland Studios. The level of comfort with Wohl helped make “3’s” the consistent, tightly constructed album that it is. “He gets us and our sound,” Danielsen said.
Formed in 1998, SMILE EMPTY SOUL has certainly seen the inside of the music business. With a top 10 hit single like “Bottom of a Bottle,” countless tours and a certified gold record under their belt the band shows no signs of stopping now.