New Download from This Is Me Smiling

SPIN Staff

Quick, someone pinch the four Chicagoans from This Is Me Smiling: they might be dreaming. However, that's probably not a bad thing, considering it's the inspiration for the crisp, wistful "Goodbye to Each New Day," from their eponymous debut. "The song is about waking up from a really good dream, and realizing in the end, it was all too good to be true, and what a dreadful feeling that is," frontman Dan Duszynski told

Though the track, kissed by crunchy riffs and a kicky staccato, is anything but dreadful, making the amped-up angst sound effortless was. "It was 5 A.M. and we were trying to nail the woahs on this song. While I had been in bands for years, in some ways, I was still learning how to sing, and trying to do woahs after recording for 20 hours straight, I actually blew my voice out for the first time ever, and had to take a day to recover. But I learned a lot about my voice from recording this song." That, at least, is something to smile about.

The band's self-titled debut, which first arrived via Chicago indie imprint the Vinyl Summer, will be reissued via OneHaven/Columbia on March 6.

Now Hear This:
This Is Me Smiling - "Goodbye to Each New Day" DOWNLOAD MP3

Talk: Did the song leave you smiling? COMMENT

On the Web:
This Is Me Smiling at

Subscribe to Spin

YES! I want to try 2 issues of SPIN RISK-FREE!

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — Eurydice " 04:19
  • 2 Twin Shadow — To The Top " 03:20
  • 3 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 4 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20
  • 5 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54
  • 6 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 7 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA