New album for the power pop scene, The Killer Smiles are releasing “Raising The Stakes” digitally, on all streaming platforms Friday 6/12/20 on Die Laughing Records. This band of musicians from the the East Bay Area with a considerable pedigree in the punk genre, have moved forward to form The Killer Smiles. Featuring legendary DEAD KENNEDYS guitarist EAST BAY RAY and vocalist SKIP McSKIPSTER (Ron Greer) from THE WYNONA RIDERS / DEAD KENNEDYS formed THE KILLER SMILES with drummer STEVE WILSON of TATU with bassist extraordinaire GREG REEVES. RAISING THE STAKES is produced by PAUL LEARY (BUTTHOLE SURFERS guitarist), best known for producing SUBLIME’s massive self-titled CD and their single “Santeria”. Songs like “You’re Such a Fake,” and “Raising the Stakes” deal with wolves in sheep’s clothing kind of emotional fakery. “It’s Broken” careens with post-punk frenzy, while “Area 51” and “The Heart Is Something” satisfy with cinematically-tinged guitar rock.

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Bringing Elements of surf and twang guitar with rhythmic power behind it, The Killer Smiles are ready to bring a fresh approach to what you would expect. With the year 2020, mired in the strange and unexplainable, just like the song “Area 51” The Killer Smiles are planning “Live Streams” interviews, podcasts and all avenues of press to reach out to a new and faithful audience. Be prepared, they are “Raising The Stakes” with this album, and you can just bet, this is guaranteed to kick your summer playlist off right!

Make sure to follow “The Killer Smiles” on all social media platforms, and visit Die Laughing Records and Golden Robot Records websites for their artist profile.

The Band:
East Bay Ray – guitar, computer
Skip McSkipster – vocals
Steve Wilson – drums
Greg Reeves – bass, background


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