Today, Smith Westerns are excited to announce that they’re heading back out on the road, this time with their longtime friend Sky Ferreira. The band will be selling a special tour-only “3am Spiritual” 7”,Read More
Smith Westerns are an indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Their musical influences include David Bowie, Marc Bolan, T. Rex and Brit Pop.
Their self-titled debut album was released on HoZac Records on June 5, 2009. Most of the album was recorded throughout the winter and early spring in Max Kakacek’s basement.
They released a new single, “Weekend”, on November 4, 2010, from their most recent album Dye It Blonde, which was released on January 18, 2011.
Most recently, they have been opening band for the Arctic Monkeys in their Suck It and See Tour
This summer has already seen the release of Soft Will, the lushly realised third album from Chicago rockers Smith Westerns. A leap forward from the stomping glam rock landscape established in both their self-titled debut album Dye it Blonde,Read More
Smith Westerns share the music video for “Idol” and celebrate their new album, Soft Will out now via Mom+Pop. The video is shot, edited and directed by Sandy Kim and produced by Colby Hewitt. “Idol” is a dreamy pop song but the video is anything butRead More
Chicago indie rockers the Smith Westerns are to release new album Soft Will on the New York based Mom + Pop record label this month. This will be their third studio album since the release of self-titled album in 2009Read More
Smith Westerns reveal a new track “Idol” from their upcoming release, Soft Will, the follow up to Dye It Blonde. In typical Smith Westerns fashion, “Idol” is a dreamy pop song that has the ability to transport you to another time and placeRead More
The 14-track sampler features Mom+Pop mainstays such as Andrew Bird, whose track “Crown Salesman” is pulled from a 2012 7” of the same name, and Polica, whose Justin Vernon-bolstered “Tiff”Read More
Soft Will, the third LP from Smith Westerns, will be released June 24th on Mom+Pop. After playing over 140 shows in support of their second album Dye it Blonde in 2012, Smith Westerns (Cullen Omori, Max Kakacek and Cameron Omori) returned to Chicago and began writing the follow-upRead More
Smith Westerns are pleased to share “3am Spiritual”, the second single from Soft Will, the band’s long-awaited follow up to Dye It Blonde. The first song written for the album it’s a track that finds the band in a contemplative modeRead More
“I wanted to make a non narrative video clip about young love without showing the usual conventions of going on dates or hanging out at the mall. We studied this couple as they would study themselves and each other in their dreams, and used abstractly sexual imagery to give it a hallucinogenic and hazy atmosphere,”Read More
Soft Will, the third LP from Smith Westerns, will be released June 11th on Mom+Pop. After playing over 140 shows in support of Dye it Blonde in 2012 Smith Westerns (Cullen Omori, Max Kakacek and Cameron Omori) returned to ChicagoRead More