Smile launches into an impressive assortment of perfectly produced and performed power pop on Girl Crushes Boy, their second full-length album. Smile has successfully blended the West Coast pop-punk sound with a more East Coast
Beatles-pop aesthetic. Imagine Blink 182 crossed with Superdrag with a little Weezer to make it interesting. Smile's producers, Mark Trombino Drive Like Jehu, Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World) and Adam Kasper ( Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Weezer) help to explain these influences. Smile has made a great rock record that is destined to be adored both by the masses and by finicky critics.
A Flash in the Night 2012
Girl Crushes Boy