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Smoosh! Bio

Smoosh is what you do to insects you don’t like, right? Well, not for sisters Asya, Chloe and Maia—Smoosh is the name of their band, these sisters have been making music together since before they were teenagers, and with three critically acclaimed albums under their belt, we’d say they’re doing pretty well! Find out more!

Born This Way

Smoosh’s parents were not musical, their dad is a medical researcher and their mum is a paediatrician, but somehow there’s music running in the family!

Eldest sister Asya (or as she likes to be called, Asy) was writing songs and playing piano since she was very small, and her sister Chloe was also musically talented, so one day the whole family went down to one of Seattle’s biggest music stores The Trading Musician to re-string a violin. Asy and Chloe wandered into the drum section of the store and that was the last they ever heard of the violin! The family walked out with a $600 drum set for Chloe and drummer Jason McGerr (from Deathcab for Cutie) met the girls there and offered to teach Chloe to play the drums and help them both read music—Smoosh was born!

Two Girls and Tomato Mistakes

After Jason helped the girls form Smoosh, they put out an EP in 2000m that they mailed free of charge to anyone who would listen, it was called Tomato Mistakes! Asy played keyboards and did lead vocals while Chloe played drums and did back-up vocals. By the time Asy was 12 years old and Chloe was ten (in 2004), they had released their first full length album: She Like Electric. And every song was written by Asy and performed by the two of them. Critics in music circles loved the girls and compared them to singers like Tori Amos.

Sign Me Up

When Smoosh’s second album came out in 2006, called Free To Stay, they were picked up by a label in their hometown of Seattle called Barstuk Records. After that they started touring with famous indie bands like Bloc Party, and going to huge festivals, like Lollapalooza in 2007. They also gained one more member—their youngest sister Maia! Maia plays bass guitar, adding a new element to their songs. Last summer the girls released their latest album, Withershins.

If you’ve never had a chance to listen to Smoosh’s beautiful vocals and sweet songs, here’s your chance to get caught up—listen here!

Did You Know…

  • The sisters never give out their last name in interviews
  • All three girls are reported to be vegetarians
  • One of the reasons Asy couldn’t read music when she was young (even though she wrote songs) is because she thought piano lessons were “boring.”
  • The youngest sister in the family is named Scout, maybe she’ll join the band one day!
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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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"fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I have forests but no trees I have houses but no brick I have rivers but no water I have plains but no grass What am I? a hairy guy XD Nope xD a dry but crack XD Nope xDif its not my mom then i give up xDIt's a MAP. A MAP. 
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