"Smile Theory" is a compilation of all the "long lost studio tracks" by one of Chapel Hill, NC's most beloved indie rock bands from the 90s, Gravity's Pull. This album includes never-before-heard studio recordings of fan faves "Lollipop," "Jesus Complex," "'77 (I'm Weird)," "Hey" plus a brand new studio recording of one of their all-time greats "Royal Waste of Time."
Other standouts include The Sundays-esque "Boy," Sue's tongue-in-cheek funky send-up about her own voice "I Could Be Me," and Mark's out-of-the-closet kiss-off "It Happened, Alright?" (viva la "guitarmonies!"). Rounding out the set are extremely rare demos straight out of the GP archives, "Fat American Pie," "30 Seconds," "I Come Alive," "Abuser," and "When He Falls."
Surprisingly cohesive for a supposed rag-tag bunch of orphan tunes, "Smile Theory" is a must-have for the devoted and casual fan alike. If you like upbeat, catchy, indie, pop/rock with surprisingly left-of-center, edgy lyrics, then "Smile Theory" might just put a smile on your face...or is that a smirk?