Your Horrible Smile | The Mona Lisa EP

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The Mona Lisa EP

by Your Horrible Smile

Sounding something like Jeff Buckley fronting Fishbone at the top of their groove game, Hollywood power-trio, Your Horrible Smile, mixes its melodic hard rock approach with Stevie Wonder-esque neo-soul funk and indie-Brit rock fervor…
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shot At The Title
2:46 $0.99
2. Emancipation
3:35 $0.99
3. In My Head
4:12 $0.99
4. Staring At The Moon
5:08 $0.99
5. The Water's Edge
3:54 $0.99
6. Come Again..?!
1:51 $0.99
7. Where Is My Girl?
4:10 $0.99
8. Shoot The Preacher
3:52 $0.99
9. We All Fall Down
4:08 $0.99
10. Warm Rain
4:55 $0.99
11. Sons and Daughters Of War
6:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
It’s hard to classify Your Horrible Smile; a loud, dirty, melodic & often quite sensitive rock band from lovely downtown Los Angeles, CA. They’d rather you say they’re an “indie” sort of rock band. “We’re not metal & we’re not punk...nor are we some soft-spoken Coldplay derivative,” states singer Ryan Hanifl adamantly.

Despite their differing backgrounds, Your Horrible Smile fuses many influences into one cohesive sound. The music is a representation of the best aspects of their heroes, possessing the tightness & drudge of Queens of the Stone Age, the tenacity of The Doors, and the off-kilter arrangements of Soundgarden, Bowie, & even Pink Floyd.

Kyle Robarge’s thunderous, tight bass lines provide the backbone to the band’s music. Guitarist Jason Mezilis evokes a more “classic” style, one that evokes early 70s rock: long hair, dirt under the fingernails, barefoot & disheveled. The band is held together by Ryan Hanifl’s lyrical & tenacious vocals. Ryan can channel the likes of Scott Weiland and Jim Morrison in performance, but both his tone and range remains uniquely his.

Your Horrible Smile is unapologetic in the performance of their music. The energy and intensity with which they play separates them from the regular “run-of-the-mill” bands of today. A [YHS] performance will first draw you in, and then later you will discover it is their songs that solidify their credibility. Each song has its own unique structure while still seeming familiar to the listener. “Shot at the Title” is an all out rock track, while a song like “Sons and Daughters of War” is more epic in scope, both musically and lyrically. And then there are songs like “In My Head,” songs that blur the line between ballads and rock anthems.

Your Horrible Smile is a contradiction of sorts; possessing unique artistry while remaining universally appealing. And that contradiction even finds its way into the band’s merchandise: stickers and t-shirts displaying the phrase “I [Love] Your Horrible Smile,” a motto any music fan will proudly display upon hearing the band’s music.

Having recently completed their first cross-country US tour, YHS is currently back home in LA preparing for their first major studio outing, recording an EP under the guidance of producer Jason Wormer (Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, White Stripes, “Morning Becomes Eclectic”)

P.O. Box 2931
Hollywood, CA 90038



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Ted in MI

good stuff!
Love your music, guys - just picked up another copy for a friend o' mine here for Christmas...this CD is seriously awesome!

Hope to see y'all on tour again soon...

Wendy W. in Toledo

great indie record
just got my copy in the it!


Like it!! xo


Real talent & variety- wish there was more on the radio like U guys