-Spring 2012 -

Hey San Pedro is the debut album from L.A. singer/songwriter Xander Smith. It’s gentle, pensive indie folk pop that falls somewhere between Gary Jules, George Harrison and Elliot Smith. HSP is ten original tracks plus a cover of Tegan and Sara’s Walking With A Ghost. It will be released on I-Tunes as well as most digital sites on May 15, 2012 and it digipak form through his website.

In early 2012 Smith launched a fan-driven kickstarter campaign to fund this project and quickly exceeded its goal of $2k--nearly reaching $10k. Thanks to mentor Herb Alpert, he and co-producer/engineer Mike Harrison (Kinky/Bangles) were able to record on one of the famous analog API consoles originally housed at A&M studios.  The resulting sound is very 1971. Smith sings and plays most of the parts, but gets help in the studio and on stage from current members of Foo Fighters, Brazil ’66 and Madonna 2012 touring band.

Since 2003, Xander Smith has fronted L.A.’s shoegaze indie rock band, Run Run Run. RRR has released three albums in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Russia, can be heard on radio stations like KROQ, KCRW and KEXP, and have toured throughout the world with bands such as the Strokes, X, The Walkmen, Psychedelic Furs, Zombies and Mumiy Troll. They co-headlined Red Square in Moscow in 2010. As a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, Smith either written with and/or shared the stage with Linda Perry, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Perry, Monte Pittman, The Runaways, Adam Lambert, Dee Dee Ramone, The Violent Femmes and the Nymphs.

Now in 2012, Xander Smith stands alone for the first time as a singer/songwriter--writing and recording songs that are reminiscent of his earliest influences like the Big Sur sound of the early 1970s mixed with modern indie folk.

For more information, please contact Josh Mills,, 323-464-6314