After 3 very successful singles/videos, and a gold record from the debut release, the band ran into trouble with their record company (which was in the midst of turmoil at the top levels) and found themselves working extra hard in the trenches signed to indie labels from then on.
This would become SMILE EMPTY SOUL' s destiny, as they have gone on to release many more albums on various labels, with their 8th full length “Oblivion”, coming out on May 25th.
The band has become known for its constant touring and never wavering honest sound/lyrics. They've never changed for anybody, and turned down many opportunities to "sell out" because it's not who they are.
Now, with their new album “Oblivion” set to release on May 25th(15 years almost to the day after their Gold selling debut) and a calendar full of tour dates, SMILE EMPTY SOUL seems to have established itself as one of the defining underground rock bands of its generation.