Something new?
posted december 30th, 2010
I figured it was time to throw up a little post about a latest project the Smokescreen boys are working on. Lead singer Gus and guitarist Luke, the brothers Holwerda, are working currently working on a feature film called "Intersect". It is a time-travel, sci-fi, mystery involving a group of scientist that create a black hole machine that allows for time travel. What happens next? You should probably check it out. Go HERE now!

Phoenix New Times album review
posted october 1st, 2008

Check out the Phoenix New Times online blog Up On The Sun for an album review of "Slightly Confusing To A Stranger".

Click here to go check it out!

CD Release Party

posted september 19th, 2008
Saturday 10.04.08 is the night of the CD release party @ Chasers!! I want all our AZ friends out there! We've got some kick ass bands with us that night: The Attitude and Thousand Yard Stare!

Come out and support local music! And take a CD!

All the details.

The Slightly Confusing CD Release Party

posted august 4th, 2008
A date has been posted for the official release of "Slightly Confusing To A Stranger"...after a long hiatus, we are ready to play! Come join us on Saturday, October 4th, at our long time home...Chasers in Scottsdale. We hope for it to be a special evening for everyone involved.

More details will be posted here.

Free CDs in the mail

posted april 22nd, 2008
Our new album is now available for shipping. FREE. Go here for more details.

We have recieved a massive influx of CD requests! We are happy to send them all, but we are a little backed up at the moment. We are still sending them, but they will take longer than we expected. Shipping prices have risen since the last large batch of orders, so we are now asking for donations to our paypal account: Any donations recieved will be put right back into sending more CDs. Help us keep it free! Or as close to free as possible!

Our music, this page, and the distribution of our CDs has been completely independent. If you like what you hear, feel free to make a donation...a nickel, a quarter, a dollar... every little bit helps keep the happy dream alive.

As always, all our music is available free to download on our music page.

Thank you to everyone who has ordered already!

Smokescreen on XM Radio!

posted january 16th, 2008
Hey everyone...

Smokescreen is going to be featured on XM Radio's "Radar Report" below and please tune in!

The RADAR REPORT is a special feature highlighting our most notable bands each week. XM RADiO will be featuring Smokescreen music (Thursday – January 17th, 2007) on the R>A>D>A>R REPORT at 10pm ET. (7pm Arizonians!)

The Radar Report re-airs every Friday at 2pm ET and Saturday at 6am ET. Thus, Smokescreen music will be featured three times.

The show airs on: XMU, XM RADIO Channel 43, XM RADIO Online, Direct TV Channel 831 and on AOL

XMU, XM 43, is located on XM SATELLiTE RADiO in the United States and Canada:

Fans can tune in on Thursday night with a free account to hear Smokescreen on the show! When you sign up for the free acount, you can listen for several days for free with no credit cards. All you need is an email address. Here's the link:

If you would like to sign up, you can use the Friends and Family Plan: and simply use Billy's email address -

This is a weekly show that airs for about an hour every Thursday night. Many people in the industry either listen to this show or check out the visual version of the Report (link below). Smokescreen is 1 of just 13 bands that is being featured this week.

You can View the Report here:


SCTAS hard copies now ready!
posted november 28th, 2007

The CD hardcopies of "Slightly Confusing To A Stranger" are ready! They came out looking perfect! Something really snappy for the mantle. An 8-panel Digi-pak, with full lyrics, liner notes, and a snappy LARGE band photo! I spent a good few hours just staring at the packaging! Time to get yours!!! Stay tuned for more details on how to get yours and the date of the crazy CD release show!! - Luke

Forbidden Radio show download
posted november 27th, 2007

You can download the podcast of the Forbidden Radio show that we appeared on. "The Lobotomy Song" was featured, and then Gus and I called in for a short phone Q&A. Click the link below for all the good fun! - Luke

Podcast - click here.
Forbidden Radio page - click here.

Smokescreen on Forbidden Radio

posted october 19th, 2007

Exciting news! we were just notified that we have been selected to have our music appear on FORBIDDEN RADIO! You know Forbidden aka Christine Dolce, as the most popular person on myspace. She now hosts her own radio show on dedicated to discovering and supporting unsigned musicians! We are very excited to be selected! We will be appearing on THIS WEEK's show, on tuesday 10/23 at 5pm. We are also currently scheduling a call into the show, with an on-air interview. more news on that to follow shortly, click the image to check out the show! Keep an eye here and on our myspace for more details.

Web updates

posted october 19th, 2007
Hey out there, new page...I'm working on updating with more content, should have photos today, and am looking for a player for our music page...something so you can sample the tunes. and more. stay tuned.

New album online now!

posted october 10th, 2007

Finally, 'Slightly Confusing To A Stranger' is done, online, and ready for your mp3 player! Coincidentally, the same release date as the landmark
'In Rainbows' by Radiohead.
V isit the music section, take it, take it, take it!
S hare it.
Enjoy it! - Luke

Slightly Confusing to a Stranger

posted october 9th, 2007
The new album is finally done! Just before “chinese democracy”!
I ts sitting at the printers...we are on pins and needles.
T he huge CD release show is currently being booked.
M ore on that soon.
W e cant wait to get it out there!
N ew tracks up soon.
E njoy! - Luke

Track listing
01 - rise
02 - the lobotomy song
03 - crash test idiot
04 - antiarrhythmic
05 - commercial 1.0
06 - bats in the belfry
07 - worrynerve
08 - drain
09 - left
10 - E5M
11 - hello fear

New Web Site
posted october 9th, 2007

Welcome to the new smokescreen page. Poke around. Look for the clues. We will eventually post an archive news section, probably - Luke