East Bay Ray and The Killer Smiles

East Bay Ray and The Killer Smiles


Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray's killer new punk band!


"This is a must for any fan of Dead Kennedys."

"East Bay Ray's unmistakable six-string work sees the light of day again."
—Rolling Stone

"The Killer Smiles may be the closest thing to a new DKs album since 1986's Bedtime For Democracy."
—Brooklyn Rocks

Legendary DEAD KENNEDYS guitarist EAST BAY RAY and current Dead Kennedys vocalist SKIP McSKIPSTER, from the WYNONA RIDERS, have formed an exciting new band, THE KILLER SMILES. Drummer STEVE WILSON of TATU and bassist GREG REEVES round out the lineup.

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!

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He is considered one of the top guitar originators and is consistently in the top 3 on Rankopedia.com “Greatest Punk Guitar Players ever” http://www.rankopedia.com/256/Greatest-Punk-Guitar-Players-ever/Step1/10979.htm

His guitar sound is at the forefront of such Dead Kennedys’ classics as “Holiday in Cambodia,” “Police Truck,” “Moon Over Marin” and “California Uber Alles," recently featured in the film "The Social Network." The DKs release “Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death” is a certified Gold Record in both the United States and the United Kingdom and “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” and “In God We Trust, Inc.” are certified Gold in the United Kingdom.


East Bay Ray and The Killer Smiles S/T, MVD Audio, September 13, 2011

Set List

Raising the Stakes
Lipstick Cherry Red
You're Such A Fake
Area 51
The Heart Is Something
Its Broken
I'm A User
The Runner
The Last Time You Failed
Safe and Sound
The Hardest Part

Holiday In Cambodia
Police Truck
Moon Over Marin