SMILE BRIGADE, THE: Take This Precious Edge off This Treacherous Ledge: CD

This band lives just over in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, a few miles from where I reside. I’ve never heard of them until now and they remind me of this obscure band from Atlanta back in the ‘90s called Loudflower. Except Loudflower had horns, but weren’t ska, and were actually pretty good. The Smile Brigade is not. It’s fairly generic-sounding coffee house rock music with cheesy backing vocals and nothing exciting to offer. Next time we do the reviews, Todd, I want some of the faster, harder shit, not this wimpy, boring crap.

 –kurt (Tilton House)