’90s era indie rock and power pop is deeply embedded in the DNA of Dayton, Ohio’s Smug Brothers and for good reason.  Principal songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Kyle Melton spent the ’00s fronting unsung indie heroes Montgomery Greene, and some might recognize drummer Don Thrasher from such luminaries as Guided By Voices and Swearing At Motorists.  Additionally, both gentlemen have been the city’s predominant historians, telling the tales of rock greatness in Dayton Daily News, Dayton’s alt-weekly, and the Buddha Den music blog for well over a decade.

Teaming with guitarist Brian Baker (also of Brat Curse and Astro Fang) and newbee bassist Larry Evans (this is his first recording with the band) for their latest, Woodpecker Paradise, the quartet have clearly hit their stride.  Recorded with Motel Bed and former member Darryl Robbins, the band are set to release the album during a hometown show at Blind Bob’s on February 21, releasing the album via Thrasher’s Gas Daddy Go! label.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing the band’s video for “Meet A Changing World.”
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOZiH9XqQrM]

We recently caught up with vocalist/guitarist Kyle Melton to discuss the song.

Was there a particular catalyst or experience that inspired the narrative for this song?

Catch Kyle’s answer and the rest of the story here:
Video Premiere: Smug Brothers, “Meet A Changing World” | Ghettoblaster Magazine
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