Wednesday, January 5

smith westerns - dye it blonde

smith westerns consists of cullen omori (vocals), max kakacek (guitar), and cameron omori (bass). all members range in age from 19 to 20. since forming in 2007, smith westerns have managed to tour both the united states and europe while supporting the likes of mgmt, florence and the machine, belle and sebastian, girls and passion pit. their self recorded “lo-fi” debut "smith westerns released in 2009, garnered critical acclaim for their youthful and glam rock tinged approach to pop music.
their new album "dye it blonde" is less lo-fi, but a proper produced mix of their often named influences, such as glam-rock-pop by the likes of t-rex and david bowie and a bunch of new additional influences. culloen omori told pitchfork that the album was influenced by 90s britpop acts like suede and teenage fanclub. the mix of those influences and their fantastic songwriting skills makes dye it blonde a great sophomore album. it has very high potential to make smith westerns one of the first hyped acts in 2011. my personal highlights on the album are "smile", "imagine pt. 3" and "still new".
9.5/10 (fk 05.01.11)



smith westerns on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/smithwesterns

smith westerns on facebook: smith westerns on facebook
similar artists: the strange boys, girls, christmas island, magic kids, mgmt

last fm tags: lo-fi, garage, noise pop


forthcoming album: smith westerns - dye it blonde
release date: january 18, 2011
label: fat possum records
will be available on iTunes and amazon


tracklist
01. weekend
02. still new

03. imagine pt. 3
04. all die young
05. fallen in love

06. end of the night

07. only one
08. smile

09. dance away
10. dye the world


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