MoD is proud to present Smiling Disease's official début album: a best-of compilation spanning 6 years of esoteric bedroom brilliance.
Smiling Disease (AKA Oliver Moss, also in Evans the Death), has been quietly writing some of my favourite music over the last 6 years - all of which painstakingly recorded through a Skype microphone into Audacity.
The resulting music is a genre sprawling pastiche of shimmering shoegaze, IDM, '60s psychedelia, trip-hop, acid house, goth, ambient, and art pop. It's reminiscent of so many of my favourite things, but somehow retains a freshness, originality and rawness severely lacking in most artists so well versed in pop and alternative music.
Beach Bodies comes with an enormous .zip folder of bonus material. There are four (FOUR!) full length albums of chronologically divided Smiling Disease tracks, including some formative works by a 14 year old Smiling Disease. Each of the albums are really amazing, and really deserve a whole release of their own.
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I can't select a favourite track... 'cause I bloody love them all. I listen to this at least 3 times a day. Which can't be good for my health. This is great music... for great people. Even more great is that the singer gave me this album for free after I bought his other one after the gig. I've never been given anything for free this good before or since. So thank you and hope you come to Manchester again sometime soon. jowedwurds
supported by 5 fans who also own “Beach Bodies: 2008-2014”
At their fun live shows, this upstate NY pop-punk duo is extremely energetic and super enthusiastic - lots of jumping and kicking by singer/guitarist Alex Luciano - she must have a spring for a spine. But more importantly, the songs are catchy. They also released a 7" in 2015 and a full-length coming out in 2017, Live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za979jCnlE4 Art Fin