Thursday, January 13, 2011

Keep Your Eyes + Ears On | Smith Westerns

Photo Credit: Chicago Magazine

A couple of months back, we gave you a little taste of an up and coming Chicago rock outfit known as Smith Westerns. This buzzing dream/garage-y band of youths have lived up to the hype with noteworthy sets at SXSW and the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2010. As a result, Smith Westerns are set to blow up with the release of their second full length LP, Dye It Blonde, this coming Tuesday (January 18th on Fat Possum). "Weekend," a catchy tune (and lead track of the sophomore effort) that evokes T-Rex and Thin Lizzy was the initial taste of the new record's sound, and what a taste it was. "Weekend" is sure to be on loads of best tracks of 2011 lists (if not already on 2010 lists due to its pre-record release). Upon early spins, we think the rest of Dye It Blonde stacks up nicely to the high bar set by the lead track.

Check out the newly released video for "Weekend" below. Stream all of Dye It Blonde's hot jams HERE (thanks, NPR).

On January 18th, buy the record at your favorite CD shop or on Fat Possum's website.

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