Throughout their North American tour final fall, simply half a 12 months previous the discharge of debut A Mild For Attracting Consideration, the Smile had been vigorously workshopping new materials for a second album. It appears the momentum has carried ahead. The topic line for a brand new e mail blast tacking just a few extra competition dates onto their beforehand introduced summer season tour reads: “Extra North American tour dates for once we are set free of the studio.” On the finish of the message, the Radiohead offshoot reveals, “we’re deep in recording, week 7.”
May LP2 be out by the point the Smile return to North America this summer season? Don’t rule it out. And if the standard of the unreleased songs they had been enjoying onstage is something to go by, this album is perhaps even higher than the final one, which landed amongst our picks for one of the best of 2022.