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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side.
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

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…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Smith Westerns Soft Will

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…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2013 - 2:35 pm

More Smith Westerns stories

Stream Cullen Omori New Misery (Stereogum Premiere)

Former Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori is set to release his debut solo album New Misery next week. Following the breakup of his band, Omori…
Sadie Bell | March 11, 2016 - 9:34 am

Cullen Omori – “Sour Silk” (Stereogum Premiere)

After the 2014 breakup of his former band, Smith Westerns, Cullen Omori had two choices: Prepare for a post-peak career decline or keep moving onwards…
Michelle Laggan | February 2, 2016 - 10:04 am

Smith Westerns’ Cullen Omori Goes Solo, Signs To Sub Pop

At the end of last year, the Chicago glam/garage group Smith Westerns announced an "indefinite hiatus," and it was one of those times where it…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Smith Westerns Confirm Breakup In New Interview

Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori announced over the weekend that his band would be going on "indefinite hiatus" after a farewell show in Chicago and…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Smith Westerns Announce Indefinite Hiatus

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…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 9:52 am

Check Out Smith Westerns’ New Gap Ad

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
Miles Bowe | May 7, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

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…
Stereogum | October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Friday: Paul McCartney, The National, Chromatics, & More

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…
Miles Bowe | August 10, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Smith Westerns – “Case & Point”

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…
Miles Bowe | July 11, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Smith Westerns – “Idol” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Stream Smith Westerns Soft Will

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…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2013 - 11:40 am

Smith Westerns – “Idol”

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…
Michael Nelson | June 12, 2013 - 10:45 am
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