August 2, 2010The results of the poll are in. You guys said that Smoosh should make a music video for The Line! Think of the intense drumming, and not to say the incredible plotline that the song allows. The results:
The Line - 6 votes
Aaarplane - 0 votes
Call of the Mid Afternoon - 3 votes
Bridge No. 219242 - 0 votes
Dark Shine - 1 vote
Great Skies - 1 vote
Promises - 0 votes
In the Fall - 2 votes
That being said, the new song of the week will be The Line.
As posted on Smooshfans, there's another review out for Withershins, so click here to read it. The reviewer praises their new sound, and notes that "Smoosh show no signs of early burn-out or fatigue, only evolution; The World’s Not Bad is their most cohesive work to date." This article has been added to the Withershins page, so you can read it whenever you wish.
I was also reading the review and noticed that this reviewer disliked the songs Aaarplane, which only adds to the pile of mixed reviews of this song. So the new poll revolves around that song, and you can profess your true opinions: do you truly love the song, or do you feel it's just not the right one for you? Of course, you can vote for more than one if you believe several of them describe your feelings. I really want to see what Smoosh fans think of this song.
August 1, 2010I'm back from my vacation (: Thanks to everyone who submitted a Withershins catchphrase! Here was the most creative one - "I won't let this happen" from Finnerodja, submitted by Teresa Stewts.
Several honorable mentions include:
"And if you want it, I hope it's easy (there's no easy way out)" from Dark Shine, submitted by jojoinpink54
"Children run and laugh, but, they don't play--- like they used to" from Promises, submitted by Jon9847
"The line holds us back" from The Line, submitted by zylpity
Thanks to everyone for your entries! I loved reading them, and it goes to show that you (and Smoosh) are really creative. There will be more mini contests, so no worries.
July 20, 2010
Several weeks ago, Smoosh released their third album Withershins. It's full of amazing vocals, bass, keyboard, and percussion, but most importantly - lyrics. Do you think you've listened to Withershins enough? Pick any song and listen for the lyrics. If you hear a phrase that's really catchy, remember it! Then click on the banner above and submit it. After there have been enough submissions, Smoosh Notes will post the most popular catchphrases, as well as some creative ones. Yours might be displayed, too.
Don't worry, if you don't have a copy of Withershins, you can listen to it on this page by scrolling down to the iPod, then pressing Play. Smoosh Notes supplies this copy of Withershins for anyone who hasn't bought it yet. You can also listen to the album on the Bandcamp website. Of course, I suggest you buy a copy!
Some examples of possible catchphrases:
How do you sleep at night when you’re drowning in all those lies? - Clap On
The bone daddy's back! - The Quack
You can go here, there, anywhere - doesn't really matter to me - Rad
Remember: you can submit pretty much any lyric/quote from a song! I hope you guys enjoy this activity. Remember to vote in the poll!
July 19, 2010It's a new week, meaning a new Weekly Feature! The Weekly Feature is a song from Withershins: Bridge No. 219242. You guys voted it as your favorite new song from Smoosh's new album, with a total of over 15 votes! The results:
Finnerodja - 1 vote
We Are Our Own Lies - 1 vote
The World's Not Bad - 1 vote
The Line - 4 votes
Aaarplane - 3 votes
Call of the Mid Afternoon - 2 votes
Bridge No. 219242 - 4 votes
Have you heard of Smoosh's performance and interview on TBTL? If you haven't heard it yet, a Smooshfan - Edmund, downloaded and edited the audio to Smoosh's appearance on TBTL. You can download it here and here, and I've added it to the audio page. Smoosh performed the intro to the show and also played We Are Our Own Lies, and sat through a brief interview. The girls talked about their best and worst subjects and the crushability of Zac Efron. Thanks again to Edmund!
July 16, 2010Asya and Chloe were interviewed by Trent Moorman on Sound Check.
Go here to read it.
This interview shows how much Asya's songwriting skills have evolved throughout the years. She even notes that the earlier Smoosh songs were often improvised, whereas "The World's Not Bad" is "about people and little personal traps we can all get ourselves into. It’s about psychological issues people can struggle with when they get too tangled up in their lives ... we can get so caught up in everything, even irrational things, and our emotions can build up inside of us until we can’t really control the way they are released." Asya has not only matured musically but as a person as well. But the interview isn't all serious, because C & A talk about chugging horchatas and fake poop as well. Confused? Read the interview. (:
This interview was added to the Articles section of Smoosh Notes.
July 11, 2010Welcome to Smoosh Notes v2.0. You can access this website by typing in the usual smooshnotes.webs.com link, but now you can also type in smooshnotes.tk to open up this website. In a short while, this fansite will also be accessible through smooshnotes.co.nr and other web hosts.
Don't worry, the navigation is still the same as before, but there will be more content. I've added two reviews to the Withershins page, so you can see what others think of Smoosh's new CD. I'll be focusing much more on their fashion, as well, so expect a lot more posts regarding their clothing.
Now, regarding the layout change: you can see that the change is definitely major. I felt that it took too much scrolling to get through the information, the font was too small to read, the box was much too small, and the colors were unappealing; that, and much more. So Smoosh Notes was pretty much given a makeover. I hope that you enjoy the new layout, but please comment on it!
One prominent new feature is the sidebar on the home page (adding the sidebar on every page made the website look very cluttered, so I restricted it to the index). The sidebar will list Smoosh's upcoming tours, but viewers can click on the link to Smoosh's Tour page to see if there are any newer updates. Below is the Song of the Week, so you can listen to music on the front page if you wish. You can also listen to every single song in Withershins by clicking around on the iPod below (use the arrows on the control pad to navigate). So here's another way you can listen to the entire CD! (:
Right below are some links: if you want your website to be listed on the front page, just mail me a button and I'll be happy to add you. Of course, I can make buttons as well, so just tell me if you want me to make one.
Thanks for viewing this website, and I will most definitely be adding more material in the next few days. Pinky-promise.
July 1, 2010The iLike version of The World's Not Bad only has :30 samples now, so go to the Bandcamp website to listen to the entire album.
June 20, 2010As promised, a Smoosh Notes review of The World's Not Bad!
Have any comments about it? Post them on this website! I'd love to hear your opinions.
And a member on Smoosh fans has posted pictures of Smoosh's Doug Fir performance, so click here to view them.
June 18, 2010Listen to Asy's collaboration with Karma Tree, "I Fell For the Fall" on Myspace!
June 14, 2010YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE ALBUM, THE WORLD'S NOT BAD, ON ILIKE.
Expect a review by the end of this week, guys. I am so excited!
On a happier note, I want to tell you guys that I've found some new videos for Smoosh's concert at High Dive, thanks to beepeet from Youtube. There are only three right now, but hopefully more will be posted.
The World's Not Bad
I'll be looking for more, in the meantime. By the way, did anyone notice Asya has a sense of humor? At the beginning of Promises, she says something along the lines of "... thanks for not falling asleep." (Or at least I thought she did - go to comments to see more information.)
Will anyone be counting down for the Kickstarter project?
June 8, 2010YIKES! I've been gone too long. I really apologize, guys. I've been studying for finals and all, and forgive me, but I think that Smoosh has to step down and let my grades go first. However, I've been studying to some Smoosh songs. I really suggest their mellow songs, such as "But Now I Know," "Slower Than Gold," and "Finnerodja" when prepping for an exam. They calm your nerves, but you don't get too sleepy - thanks Asya, for that secret weapon!
Summer is approaching, and I promise you that I'll be much more active.
looking for past updates?Go here for all updates before March.
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