Smith Westerns

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Smith Westerns
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Indie rock Glam rock Garage Rock
Years active 2007–present
Labels Mom + Pop Music, Fat Possum, Weird World HoZac Records, Transparent, Bachelor
Website www.smithwesternsmusic.com
Members Cullen Omori
Cameron Omori
Max Kakacek
Julien Ehrlich

Smith Westerns are an American indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois.[1] Their musical influences include David Bowie, T. Rex[2] and Oasis.[3]

Their self-titled debut album was released on HoZac Records on June 5, 2009.[4] Most of the album was recorded throughout the winter and early spring in Max Kakacek's basement.[1]

They released a new single, "Weekend", on November 4, 2010, from their album Dye It Blonde, which was released on January 18, 2011.[5]

The band signed to Mom + Pop Music on March 5, 2013,[6] and released Soft Will on June 25, 2013, following up from their 2011 LP, Dye It Blonde. The first single off the album, "Varsity," was released March 6, 2013.[7] The album has received mostly positive reviews upon release.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
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US Indie
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US
Alt

[10]
US Rock
[11]
US Heat
[12]
The Smith Westerns
Dye It Blonde
  • Release date: January 18, 2011
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • Formats: CD, music download, vinyl
114 18 20 29 1
Soft Will
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2010 "Weekend" Dye It Blonde
2013 "Varsity" Soft Will

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mehr, Bob. "Big Kids | Music Column". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Rising: The Smith Westerns". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Smith Westerns Talk Their New Brit Pop Influenced LP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Smith Westerns LP Out Now on HoZac - MySpace-blog | van The Smith Westerns". Blogs.myspace.com. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Pitchfork: The Playlist: Smith Westerns - "Weekend"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ http://www.momandpopmusic.com/2013/03/smith-westerns-sign-to-mom-and-pop/
  7. ^ Minsker, Evan (6 March 2013). "Smith Westerns Announce New Album Soft Will, Share New Track "Varsity"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Smith Westerns Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Smith Westerns Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Smith Westerns Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Smith Westerns Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Smith Westerns Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011.