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Smilin' Liar, "Shotgun Melodies." The local band took "stepping it up" to a whole new level with this frantic five-song EP that's easily one of the best local discs of the year. At its CD release at 7th St. Entry, the band played with a fire and urgency unlike anything I've seen. - STAR TRIBUNE


Besides the clever album title, Smilin’ Liar has a few things up their sleeves. An intelligent branding of nu-metal, metalcore, with screamo trailing not far behind, “So Mrs. Kennedy, How Was the Drive?” showcases the band’s tremendous leaps that they’ve jumped since I last heard them via their “Loaded Language”. Hailing from Minneapolis, this quintet riddles your body with multiple gunshot wounds of nail-sharp guitar leads, swirling bass grooves, and pounding drums all met within a vortex of screamed vocals and melodic singing. Smilin’ Liar don’t play nice, they play for keeps this time around. - SMOTHER MAGAZINE


Shotgun Melodies (2007)
So, Mrs. Kennedy, How Was The Drive? (2006)
Loaded Language (2003)



With a sound that is both feral and heavy, Smilin Liar is quickly establishing itself in the Rock / Metal scene. Hot off this success from their last album, Smilin Liar is eager to show the world their latest release, “Shotgun Melodies”. The band’s intense performance style and energetic stage presence has already landed them opening spots for such national acts as Papa Roach, Saliva, Dead Poetic, Project 86, Blindside, Flyleaf, 36 Crazyfists and more. Smilin Liar’s previous album, “So Mrs. Kennedy, How Was the Drive”, not only received nationwide acceptance from countless college radio stations but also helped the band make a major TV debut when it was featured on MTV’s Road Rules: The Inferno, and Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club.
In the new album “Shotgun Melodies”, the band has delved deeper into their southern metal influences while still keeping the brutally honest style that they are known for. The delivery is straight forward with no gimmicks and no filler. Smilin Liar shows the world that you can still have good time rock n’ roll and be unabashedly heavy at the same time. “Shotgun Melodies” is definitely the band’s proudest moment to date.