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About Smokescreens

L.A.-based Smokescreens began in the late 2010s as a duo indebted to the jangly guitar pop of the New Zealand-based Flying Nun label and the British-based C-86 scenes of the '80s. With Corey Cunningham of Terry Malts and Business of Dreams on bass, and Chris Rosi of Plateaus on guitar, the pair teamed up with Jon Greene, who recorded and played drums on what would become their self-titled debut record. The album was released in 2017, but Greene died shortly afterwards. The duo later reconvened and enlisted Brice Bradley on drums and Jenny Moffett on bass, with Cunningham moving over to guitar. The newly minted four-piece gathered at Hollywood's Primitive Ears Studio to record their sophomore effort. They passed the tapes to Kyle Mullarky (the Allah-Lahs) who mixed the ten-track Used to Yesterday, and the release was preceded by the lead single "The Lost Song." ~ Bekki Bemrose

ORIGIN
Los Angeles
GENRE
Pop
FORMED
2017

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