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Smile and Pretend

by London Down

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Ocean Blue 03:16
As Sky Falls 03:35


released December 9, 2022

Steve Hartsoe: Vocals, guitar (Guitar solo on "L.A.")
Chris Carbone: Bass (Guitar solo on "Ocean Blue")
Phil Benjamin: Guitar (Guitar solos on "Smile and Pretend" and "As Sky Falls")
Eli Hartsoe: Drums, percussion
Kevin McNoldy: Organ on "L.A."

Produced by LD
Record at band members' homes in California and North Carolina
Mixed and mastered by Kevin McNoldy at Cphonic Mastering in Raleigh, N.C.

Photos by Gary Brewster


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London Down San Jose, California

London Down/The Raging Marys is an alt-rock band that rose out of the fertile college rock scene in San Jose, CA, in the late 1980s, melding folky strains with garage-band grit.

After performing as The Raging Marys (1988-'91), LD reunited in 2018 in Nashville to record the album “Gnashville."

Their latest indie album, "Smile and Pretend," dropped Dec. 9, 2022..
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