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SPANISH LOVE SONGS share their cover of “Smile Like You Mean It” by The Killers

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Spanish Love Songs has released a cover of “Smile Like You Mean It” by The Killers, which is currently available for streaming on various platforms. The track will be released on the new EP “Doom & Gloom Sessions”, slated for a April 25, 2023 release.

Be on the lookout for additional covers of songs like “Futures” (original by Jimmy Eat World), “Portions for Foxes” (original by Rilo Kiley), and “Now It’s On” (original by Grandaddy). A full track list with release dates can be found below.

“We were never a band who did a lot of covers, says vocalist and guitarist Dylan Slocum, “but we’d always kept a running list.” “When we had downtime between albums, we finally got to knock off a few”

“We’d put them up each month for our Doom & Gloom Social Club to vote on, engage with our community, and talk about great music.” Continued Slocum, “It was a great process, the freedom and fun we had recording these covers once a month for 2 years ended up sort of defining our approach as we started working on the new album. No pressure or expectations, just having fun being in the same room again and making music.”

Interestingly, the band’s drummer, Ruben Duarte, suggested covering this song back in 2015, and now they have finally gotten around to doing it.

Spanish Love Songs are confirmed to be part of this year’s Slam Dunk Music Festival taking place May 27 in Hatfield, UK and May 28 in Leeds, UK. Find tickets here.

Fans can stream the band’s latest album Brave Faces Everyone and its companion Brave Faces Everyone, Etc – a re-creation of the album wherever you consume music. More announcements from the band to come soon.


Save some face, you know you’ve only got one
Change your ways while you’re young
Boy, one day you’ll be a man
Oh, girl, he’ll help you understand

Smile like you mean it
Smile like you mean it

Looking back at sunsets on the East Side
We lost track of the time
Dreams aren’t what they used to be
Something’s slide by so carelessly

Smile like you mean it
Smile like you mean it

And someone is calling my name (from the back of the restaurant)
And someone is playing a game (in the house that I grew up in)
And someone will drive her around down the same streets that I did
On the same streets that I did

Smile like you mean it
Smile like you mean it
Smile like you mean it
Smile like you mean it

Oh, no, oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, oh, no, no, no

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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