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Smith Westerns launch US tour w/ Yuck

By January 28, 2011No Comments

Smith Westerns photographed by Jaein Lee

VIDEO: (directed by Focus Creeps)

Smith Westerns – Weekend from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.

STREAM: Smith Westerns – “All Die Young” by forcefieldpr

Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release its sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde, on Fat Possum on Jan. 18. The record was produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, TVOTR, Beach House, etc.) in New York City. The band has already won wide acclaim based on its self-titled debut, originally released in 2009 via the Chicago label HoZac while all of the band members were still enrolled in high school. The band just wrapped a European tour with MGMT, and has announced a slew of early 2011 dates, including a NYC date on the day their record drops, and later dates with the UK band and Fat Possum labelmates Yuck.

“”Her tears are never-ending,” frontman Cullen Omori sings with a affectation, later asking, “Do you think/ It is normal/ To go through life/ Oh so formal?” He’s talking to a girl, of course, and given the song’s title, it’s easy to assume he’s about to kick out some “The Boys Are Back in Town”-level sentiments about hanging out, drinking, and partying Friday through Sunday. But then there’s that chorus: “Weekends are never fun/ Unless you’re around here too.” This is one to jam out to, all week long.” – Pitchfork (Best New Music / #51 Song of The Year)


01/28 Nashville TN The End*
01/29 Knoxville TN Pilot Light*
01/30 Chapel Hill NC Local 506*
01/31 Athens GA 40 Watt Club*
02/01 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn*
02/03 Orlando FL Backbooth*
02/04 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder
02/05 Baton Rouge Spanish Moon
02/06 Houston TX Fitzgeralds*
02/07 Austin TX Emos *
02/08 Dallas TX The Loft*
02/10 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room*
02/11 Los Angeles CA Echo*
02/12 Costa Mesa CA Detroit Bar*
02/13 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill*
02-15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
02-17 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
02-18 Boise, ID – Neurolux
02-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
02-21 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
02-22 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
02-23 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
02-25 Madison, WI – The Frequency
02-26 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
02-28 Toronto, Ontario – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
03-01 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
03-02 Boston, MA – Great Scott
03-04 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
03-16 – 03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW

* = w/ Yuck

Smith Westerns
Dye It Blonde
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Jan. 18, 2011

Still New
Imagine Pt. 3
All Die Young
Fallen In Love
End of the Night
Only One
Dance Away
Dye the World