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11 March 2010

Smile Smile - SXSW Interview and Video


Dallas, Texas

SXSW Show Times:
Musebox party Thursday March 18 Rusty Spurs 2pm

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
Being able to play for people who might not have the chance to see us. People from all countries. Last year we had some fans from the Netherlands come see us. 

Are you out promoting anything?
Our album Truth On Tape was released Feb 9 and we have been touring with Bob Schneider which will probably continue in April/May. We also have two new music videos out for Beg You to Stay and Truth on Tape is soon to come!

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
We kinda like discovering random bands when we are there. We try to catch the international showcases. 

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Carrying Jencey's Fender Rhodes through the streets to the venue.

Do you have any survival tips?
Always have an insider at the party. 

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
We like to play and bolt unless there are specific shows we want to check out. 

Any additional comments?
Our favorite memory of SXSW was our random David Frick encounter in which Ryan almost forced him to take a CD. He ended up taking it from us and lifted up his shirt. He had about five CDs already stuck in the waistband of his pants!


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