Defeat the Low
Nervous Smile (Colored Vinyl with Bonus CD)
Released on November 17, 2014
Defeat The Low formed in the summer of 2012 from the ashes of numerous other Oregon bands. The
bands’ tireless work ethic and local popularity quickly lead to the band landing opening slots for large
national acts like Senses Fail, Man Overboard, Dance Gavin Dance, and Polar Bear Club. Rise Records
took notice of the bands’ growing popularity and immediately signed the band. The bands’ debut album
“A Nervious Smile” showcases the bands’ ability to craft memorable, emotional rock songs with catchy
riffs and soaring vocals. The album was mixed by David Bendeth (Paramore, Papa Roach, Of Mice & Men)
and mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day, Coldplay, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon).
To support the release, Defeat The Low will bring their energetic and captivating live show everywhere as
they embark on the Rise Records Tour this fall with Dance Gavin Dance and SECRETS. They will also
release a music video for their song “Aurora Avenue” produced by director Max Moore (Of Mice & Men,
Converge, Touche Amore). Defeat The Low might be a new band, but they have what it takes to have an
immediate impact while also standing the test of time.