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Friday, June 12, 2009

the smith westerns

The Smith Westerns are four super young kids from Chicago that make soulful, seemingly-ramshackle-but-not-really, classic-sounding garage pop that is not entirely unlike another band we've been loving immensely lately, Denton's Fergus & Geronimo. The group's new self-titled debut full-length -- out now on vinyl on HoZac (featuring co-opted famous album cover, pictured above) -- is something like early Black Lips or Strange Boys, but with bigger/better, more infectious hooks. The kids in their hometown are apparently already into it, and it's quickly earning a spot alongside Fits as my (current) album of the summer:

the smith westerns :: be my girl

More songs here/buy the Smith Westerns' debut LP here.



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Anonymous bastrop said...

this is soooooooooooooooooooooo good, man

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found the leak of this record. Tonight is the fucking jam.

These fuckin' kids. You on it for serious.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw them at a house show...soooooo much fun. this band rocks.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Carter said...

I'm in a band called Zebra Stripes. Mind posting a track? http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2ym4ygjgymg

12:05 AM  
Anonymous indie music news said...

three very young kids haha

2:30 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

if t.rex formed post-puberty they would sound like 'girl in love'.

3:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that the Nevermind cover on that....cover?

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish exploding hearts still existed :.(

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.myspace.com/teenagelovas - smith westerns side project

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Kaley said...

Incredible stuff, thanks for the introduction. Ordered their LP and Irukandji 7" last night. Here's hoping I can get my hands on the split they released with (the excellent) Dead Ghosts.

5:36 PM  

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