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Smiley Face

by Showtime Goma

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Sage Bartow Is Jen Goma a world-saving angel sent from Heaven or a hilarious android from the future who will destroy us all? We may never know. Favorite track: How R U?.
Nicholas Ripley
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Nicholas Ripley Definitely stands on it's own. Only toward the end of my first listen, but this is a record I can imagine going back to many times, and hearing new things with each return. Favorite track: Big Disaster.
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Teep It's go-time for Showtime Goma. New favorite album of 2017 and will make for some great live shows. Favorite track: Distract Me from the Work.
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Elaine I loved the album, but this last song made me stop and.....cry...and cry...and cry....
I believe we need an artist that still see's what lives beneath us all.
Love you Jen Goma.
You are an amazing singer and song writer. Favorite track: Secret NRG.
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Oh Shit 04:43
Big Disaster 02:30
Propel 04:02
Type Move 03:29
Chug 03:46
How R U? 02:51
Secret NRG 03:33


Smiley Face is the debut album by Showtime Goma, the first solo outing from performer and writer, Jen Goma. Whether leading A Sunny Day in Glasgow or collaborating with musicians and artists - including Deerhoof, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jherek Bischoff, Ice Choir and Roman à Clef- chances are, she's performing in your home town tonight. Chances are, Jen is standing behind you right now. Smiley Face is a record forged in these same fires of collaboration — bolstered by Deerhoof’s heavy hitter Greg Saunier, plus appearances by composer Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits), and an assortment Goma’s ASDiG pals.
Smiley Face sounds like a labor of love (because it is). It’s DIY POP music built to stir and inspire. The record is an invitation, an invocation — to joy, anger, and catharsis in a time when apathy is not an option. Goma's voice is the guiding light — forceful and flexing through 10 dance pop parables of freedom, time, and irreverence. Smiley Face’s anthems are defiantly optimistic in an era of carefully constructed cynicism. A light record with a dark sense of humor, brimming with hope and energy. It wants to take care of you.


released June 16, 2017

Made by: Jen Goma, Greg Saunier, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Daniels and Ryan Newmyer


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Showtime Goma New York, New York

Showtime Goma (Jen Goma) is a performer and creator living in New York City. She writes and produces music, comedy and videos. She is a member of the bands A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Roman à Clef and has collaborated with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Jherek Bischoff. ... more

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