Smile Pretty Misery

Smile Pretty Misery

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SmilePrettyMisery is a pop bender without the bubblegum hangover. It is the rock you need and only that. It is music to break your heart and heal your soul. You NEED us at your next gig. Come on man, we'll even wash your car. Twice. Book us, and you can date Chris.* *Limit one date per gig.

Biography

Imagine if you will, what would happen if Jeff Buckley and Fiona Apple had a kid. They let Death Cab for Cutie pick out the color of the room. They had Ben Folds and Jason Mraz do the food shopping. And when he was old enough, they had John Mayer teach him guitar lessons. Then imagine what that kid would grow up to play, and you have Smile Pretty Misery. The brainchild of four friends- Jaymes, Al, Mike and Chris, Smile Pretty Misery found its genesis in the Long Island club scene. From there, it has spread its blend of Indiepopjazzrockiness (one word) to places all over the island, having rocked colleges from Queens College to Stonybrook U and several in between. Songs from their self-released EP, Measured in Miles, can be heard on such radio stations as WUSB 90.1, 88.7 WRHU and 94.3 WMJC, with plans to be on many more in the New Year. With a very radio friendly “catchiness” and sweet taste for the off color, bitter and ironic, Smile Pretty Misery has a sweet soul that can sooth and satiate.
And they love alliteration.
You’ll love them.
We guarantee it.

Lyrics

(You Know) You Gotta Love Her

Written By: Jaymes Welsh

(You Know)You Gotta Love Her

I knew when she flashed that smile that I’d be here for awhile.
Pretty grin, it’s a sin what you’re doin to me.
And if that just wasn’t all, it drives me up a wall
The way she moves with that gait when he knows you’re looking.

But if you get some fancy idea son, that she might be yours- OH NO.
You better wise up.
Take your time be discrete, boy, you need to,
Or you’re just too far gone…

She’s a lovely girl
She’s a lovely girl
And she better love you boy,
Cause only love can save you now.

Her eyes that just drew you in, drop the quarter let’s begin.
Her kiss of death, crystal meth, to my very senses.
So happily addicted now, can’t tear me away, no how…
’D I get into this mess, oh yes, she’s quite enchanting.

But if you get some fancy idea son, that she might be yours- OH NO.
You better wise up.
Take your time be discrete, boy, you need to,
Or you’re just too far gone…

She’s a lovely girl
She’s a lovely girl
And she better love you boy,
Cause only love can save you now.

And all these things that I do to get your attention,
Seem to leave me that much farther from where I want to be.
Some times it’s not so easy to vie for your affection,
When all my competition has always just been me.

She’s a lovely girl
She’s a lovely girl
And she better love you boy,
Cause only love can save you now.

Discography

2006- Self- titled 3 song demo

2008- "Measured in Miles" 6 song EP

tracks from the album can be heard on:

WHRU FM 88.7(Hofstra Radio)
WUSB FM 90.1 (Stonybrook Radio)
WMJC FM 94.3

Set List

A set for us can go anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half.
We perform all original songs, with the occaisional cover thrown in here or there.
We can play naked or clothed, please check with local lewdness laws before requesting the former. We can't go to jail again.