The Smile has today revealed details of a brand-new live release, The Smile At Montreux Jazz Festival July 2022. The seven track, eight song digital-only live release of selected tracks from the band’s debut album A Light For Attracting Attention is available from Wednesday December 14th.
A film of the performed tracks will broadcast from the band’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, December 13th at 8 pm GMT / 3 pm EST. The performance, available for just 48 hours, will also exclusively contain the first-ever public outing of the new song “Bending Hectic,” which happened to have been written earlier that day.
Full digital release tracklisting is below:
The Smile At Montreux Jazz Festival, July 2022
1 – Pana-Vision (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
2 – Thin Thing (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
3 – The Opposite (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
4 – Speech Bubbles (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
5 – Free In The Knowledge & A Hairdryer (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
6 – The Smoke (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
7 – You Will Never Work In Television Again (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
By releasing their Montreux Jazz Festival performance, The Smile follows in the footsteps of the likes of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Wu-Tang Clan, Nile Rodgers and Anna von Hausswolff. The festival has a long-standing history of hosting legendary moments in music culture as a platform offering creative freedom to artists.
The Smile continue their dates in USA and Canada. Last month they stopped in at NPR to record for its legendary Tiny Desk series. The special set will be broadcast Tuesday, January 3rd, on NPR’s YouTube channel.
A Light For Attracting Attention was named amongst the Best Albums of 2022 by Pitchfork, Uncut, MOJO, Rough Trade, Billboard, New York Times, Consequence, Gaffa, Stereogum, The Ringer and many more.
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