MEISHI SMILE

 


Releases
Appears on Metempsychosis [ZL-34]
(reclamation) [ZLEP-28]

...Belong [ZL-28]
Breathe [ZLEP-21]
LUST (CD/Vinyl) [ATK-002/ZL-18]

Links
Bandcamp
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Official Site
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Meishi Smile is an art project based in Los Angeles, CA.

A “meishi" is a Japanese business card. Mixed with the word "smile," the name intends to provoke the feeling of a formality masquerading as emotion, aiming to explore the very dual nature of the human experience.

Influenced by genres both equally pop and experimental, the music takes note from the abrasive self-confrontation of harsh noise, the joyful idealism of Japanese Pop and the hazy, meditative sentiment of shoegaze. Together these range of influences set to explore the contradicting nature of such feelings, presenting a sense of musicality that is oddly warm within its static disconnection.

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Selected Quotes / Press

"...Southern California's leading interpreter of shoegazed J-pop"
The Fader

"...glorious, very emotional, [a] surprisingly warm hybrid"
Gorilla vs. Bear

The Nerdist | Noisey | Pitchfork

Contact
meishismile@gmail.com

 

 

"Belong"
off the album ...Belong  

 

"Pastel"
off the album ...Belong


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