Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Smith Westerns Album Stream

Smith Westerns have gotten quite a bit of hype for a band with members not able to drink yet. Pitchfork gave the band's debut a 7.7, and I expect this release to get at least that. Opening track "Weekend" already got ranked as the #51 song of 2010 by the same publication, and it probably deserved to be even higher with a killer hook and the perfect corny love message that "weekends are never fun unless you're around here". Although the album is released next week, Dye It Blonde would have been a perfect summertime release, as beachy rhythms and flirty lyrics are a constant throughout the album. The guitar tones are unique and are definitely a highlight of the band. The whole album is streaming until its release on NPR now, and is definitely worth checking out.

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