Based around the songs of prolific songwriter/producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Jones, Constant Smiles finds the nexus of several generations of shadowy pop songcraft, merging the laid-back style of '70s singer/songwriters with elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and notes from the American indie rock underground. Constant Smiles operates more like a collective than a traditional band, with both the band membership and the overall sound of the music shifting from one release to the next. Jones and friends moved from synthy and reverb-saturated sounds on earlier albums to more direct, organic fare on 2021's Sacred Bones release Paragons. Constant Smiles began near the end of the 2000s when Jones was living in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The project was shifting and free-form from the beginning, sometimes materializing as ...
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