Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Smile Smile's Hearts Are Broken--But Its New Record Is Solid

Inter-band turmoil? That's just something to be expected during any band's career. Problems can arise from a range of sources, including monetary concerns, creative strife, roadweariness and, often enough, infidelity. It happens.

Infidelity's a tricky one, though. It's hard enough as is, most would say, to stay in a committed relationship while living a regular person's life.

Yeah, stuff happens. But, y'know, people move on. They work things out. It's just a little, well, weird when they do so and still so openly share their wounds with the world surrounding them.

Over the past four years, that's been the story of Dallas' Smile Smile, as the duo has prepared to release Truth on Tape, the band's sophomore album, which is a painfully honest look at what it's like to be inside of a relationship's implosion.