The Smith Westerns get all rowdy and boozy and things of this nature. - Oh My Rockness

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The Smith Westerns get all rowdy and boozy and things of this nature.

February 08, 2010
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And... buzz goes the dynamite! Chicago's The Smith Westerns are a fuzzy lo-fi band that has lots of pretty (and slightly psych-y) melodies floating in and around some serious (mostly) garage-rock goodness. The kids are into it! But this isn't garage-rock in the aggressive "my riffs will start a fire and make even this here pile of greasy rags EXPLODE!" kind of way. This is the garage in the sensitive hearts "tool box, everything I do, I do it for you" kind of way.

These four teenagers must be four teenagers in la-la-la-love, because these songs are so sweet. Is this sensitive sensibility why this is sometimes called glam-garage? Who knows? Not I. If you like that band Girls you will probably enjoy these four young lads (and they recently toured together).

People compare The Smith Westerns a lot to Marc Bolan's T. Rex, too. And you see? I would never step out and say they sound like T. Rex myself because that's too vulnerable and risky. Pretty tricky of me, indeed!

The Smith Westerns have recently played shows with The Soft Pack, Neon Indian and Jay Reatard. When's the last time a Chicago band has received this much buzz? Um, let's say Veruca Salt. Man that band was so ALT.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE THE SMITH WESTERNS AT THE GLASS HOUSE!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE THE SMITH WESTERNS AT THE ECHO!


The Smith Westerns play The Glass House, on Wednesday, February 17th, and The Echo, on Thursday, February 18th.

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