The Killer Smiles released their 12 track self-titled album in September 2011 on MVD Audio. The recording was guided by producer (and BUTTHOLE SURFERS guitarist) PAUL LEARY, best known for producing SUBLIME’s massive self-titled CD and their single “Santeria.”
For its members, the name Killer Smiles invokes images of wolves in sheep’s clothing and silver-tongued phonies, those masks people wear to hide their true intentions and con others. Some of the songs deal with this kind of emotional fakery, “You’re Such A Fake,” “Raising the Stakes.” Other songs careen from frenetic post-punk, “It’s Broken,” to cinematically tinged guitar rock, “Area 51,” “The Heart Is Something.” A new classic worthy of the band members’ heavy reputations!
“East Bay Ray’s unmistakable six-string work will see the light of day again.”
“This is a must for any fan of Dead Kennedys.”
“The Killer Smiles may be the closest thing to a new DKs album since 1986’s Bedtime For Democracy.”
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East Bay Ray is currently ranked #3 on Rankopedia.com “Greatest Punk Guitar Players ever” behind only Billie Joe Armstrong and Johnny Ramone. http://www.rankopedia.com/256/Greatest-Punk-Guitar-Players-ever/Step1/10979.htm