Thursday, October 8, 2015
"Boundless Plains To Share" by SMILE
We last featured Melbourne's SMILE in 2013 when they released their debut album Life Choices (link). We were won over by the band's sun bleached psychedelic pop and relaxed vibe. Sophomore album Rhythm Method will arrive in early 2016, but SMILE is offering a taste with "Boundless Plains To Share". Thematically, the song addresses the refugee crisis, pointing out the vast spaces available in Australia. Musically, it seems to herald a bit broader and more muscular atmosphere that its predecessor. Perhaps psychedelic pop meets '90s alt rock, and that can be a good thing for our ears.
SMILE is Pete Baxter, Max Turner, Josh Delaney and Liam Gough. Their label is Smooch Records.