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Periphery Unveil Music Video For Acoustic Version Of “It’s Only Smiles”


A music video for Periphery‘s acoustic take on their 2019 track “It’s Only Smiles” is now available for viewing. Dc24frames helmed the visuals for that clip. Both it and 2012’s “Scarlet” have newly been revisited by the djent band, being given newly stripped down versions with the assistance of Mike Dawes.

The band’s vocalist Spencer Sotelo commented:

“We had Mike Dawes out with us on tour last fall and we decided to have an acoustic break in our set where Mike would come out and perform these two songs with m. The crowd response was electric every night! We figured we’d try and capture that magic in the studio and recreate the whole vibe. The songs actually ended up taking on a whole new feel once they were recorded, and ended up sounding so fresh and unique that we’ve even talked about possibly doing more in the future. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as we do.”

Dawes added:

“I’ve been a fan of the guys in Periphery as musicians and humans for well over a decade so recording these was extra special. Back in 2016, I realized a solo cover of ‘Scarlet’ as a way to showcase the melodic side of heavy music to my, at the time, pretty anti-metal fanbase so it’s cool to have rearranged it along with ‘It’s Only Smiles’ to introduce the modern acoustic playing to Periphery’s fans. The November tour opening up for the guys was such a blast, and Spencer and I locked into a kind of synergy you can only really get through gigging. Too bad there wasn’t time to track our neurotically profound Backstreet Boys’ covers. Maybe someday.”

This two-song single is also available on vinyl, with a June 24th release date expected for that limited edition (500 copies) pressing. Look for the band out soon, as their spring tour with Eidola looms. Periphery guitarist/programmer, etc. Jake Bowen will serving as the opener on that run, performing a solo set each night.

05/08 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
05/10 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05/11 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
05/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/14 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/16 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
05/17 Montreal, QC – MTelus
05/18 New York, NY – Palladium Times Square

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