Smileswithteeth ~ Everyday Always

a closer listen

coverThe latest album from Smileswithteeth (Gabriel Gutierrez) represents a new breed of positive, sample-based hip-hop.  This sub-genre (which includes Snuise, Zebrat, bmbu, Fold, Department and nahsolo, among others) is sunny, upbeat, and in most of the world, just in time for summer.  This is music to cruise to and groove to.  According to Gutierrez, Everyday Always is purposefully “designed to lift the spirits” and is “about being nice to people as much as making music.”  This attitude radiates peacefulness and permeates every minute of the album.

Everyday Always is soothing in the manner of Cinchel and Lullatone, two very different acts who share a love of the everyday.  By noticing life’s little moments, these three artists celebrate the small, joyful facets of life, transforming the mundane into the sacred.  “You As You” loops the word, “intangibles”, implying that life includes even more than what we see.  Tiny moments like these…

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