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Friday, June 8, 2007

Uh-huh, uh-huh, yo, guys - Smoosh make me happy

I've been looking forward to this year's Lollapalooza all summer... can't wait to see Tokyo Police Club, TV On the Radio, Amy Winehouse, Silverchair, etc. But I was psyched recently when Smoosh was added to the lineup.

Smoosh is a band comprised of two teenage sisters from Seattle. They make silly happy pop music. Yet, somehow, they've connected with the hipster crowd, playing SXSW and other events they should have no business playing.

The most obvious band to compare Smoosh to would be Hanson, but that's not really accurate because Hanson were making legitimately cutting-edge pop with big-name co-writers and producers, while Smoosh just make silly songs that are almost more appropriate for kids.

My favorite song of theirs is "Rad," an actual rap song that is so ridiculously stupid that it's brilliant. "Everyone, are you feeling bad today? Cause maybe you should be a little happier!" You have to love youth and naivete. See ya, everyone.

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