Legendary DEAD KENNEDYS guitarist EAST BAY RAY and Dead Kennedys vocalist SKIP McSKIPSTER (Ron Greer) from THE WYNONA RIDERS, have formed an exciting band, THE KILLER SMILES with Drummer STEVE WILSON of TATU and bassist extraordinaire, GREG REEVES, round out the lineup.
The Killer Smiles released their first 12 track, self-titled album in September, 2011 on MVD
Audio. The recording was produced by PAUL LEARY (BUTTHOLE SURFERS guitarist), who is best known for producing SUBLIME’s massive self-titled CD and their single “Santeria”
For its members, the name Killer Smiles invokes images of wolves in sheep’s clothing
and all the silver-tongued phonies who wear masks to hide their true intentions. Songs like “You’re Such a Fake,” and “Raising the Stakes” deal with this kind of emotional fakery. “It’s Broken” careens with post-punk frenzy, while “Area 51” and “The Heart Is Something” satisfy with cinematically-tinged guitar rock.
Die Laughing Records is proud to release The Killer Smiles “Raising the Stakes” in time for the Dead Kennedys’ upcoming 2020 tours.
The Band is:
East Bay Ray - guitar, echoplex
Skip McSkipster - vocals and smiles
Steve Wilson - drums
Greg Reeves - bass, background vocals