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Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori announced on Twitter last night that his band will be going on an "indefinite hiatus" at the end of the year. The band's last show will be in their hometown of…   Read Story »
The Smith Westerns have been pretty quiet this year, which is understandable since it has only been about 10 months since they released the Album Of The Week-honored Soft Will. They've been doing…   Read Story »
Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo in a quieter setting. Check out Pooneh Ghana's great…   Read Story »
Yesterday Outside Lands '13 kicked off in San Francisco, and there's already been a ton of memorable moments, from food to comedy to many great sets. The first real highlight of the day was the Men.…   Read Story »
I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer's start and infinite…   Read Story »
If you couldn't get enough of the new album by Smith Westerns (we certainly dug it), then you're in luck because they've just started streaming this lovely B-side. "Case & Point" comes with the 7"…   Read Story »
Right now, thanks to their swoony third LP Soft Will, Chicago glamsters Smith Westerns are our reigning Album Of The Week champs. They've already made a video for "Varsity," maybe the best song on…   Read Story »
In the mid-'60s, when garage rock was first starting to be a thing, bands weren't trying to play garage rock. They were trying to be the Beatles, or (more often) the Rolling Stones. But their sloppy…   Read Story »
On their first two albums, the young Chicago trio Smith Westerns moved from garage-rock scrappiness to glam-rock hauteur, and now they've moved onto the gentle but assured grandeur of prime big-money…   Read Story »
Last week we talked to Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori about his band's forthcoming LP, Soft Will, which is definitely (for me, anyway) one of the summer's most anticipated new releases. We've…   Read Story »