Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Features — By on January 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release its sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum) on Jan. 18. Produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, TVOTR, Beach House) in NYC. The band perked ears with its self-titled debut, originally released in 2009 via the Chicago label HoZac while all of the band members were still enrolled in high school. The band just wrapped a European tour with MGMT, and just announced a sequin-studded glam saddlebag full of 2011 dates, including a NYC date on the day their record drops, and later dates with the UK band and Fat Possum labelmates Yuck.

Smith Westerns – “All Die Young” by forcefieldpr

Tour dates:

01/18 Brooklyn NY Glasslands #
01/27 Lexington, KY Al’s Bar*
01/28 Nashville TN The End*
01/29 Knoxville TN Pilot Light*
01/30 Chapel Hill NC Local 506*
01/31 Athens GA 40 Watt Club*
02/01 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn*
02/03 Orlando FL Backbooth*
02/04 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder
02/05 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon*
02/06 Houston TX Fitzgeralds*
02/07 Austin TX Emos *
02/08 Dallas TX The Loft*
02/10 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room*
02/11 Los Angeles CA Echo*
02/12 Costa Mesa CA Detroit Bar*
02/13 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill*
02-15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
02-17 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
02-18 Boise, ID – Neurolux
02-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
02-21 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
02-22 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
02-23 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
02-25 Madison, WI – The Frequency
02-26 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
02-28 Toronto, Ontario – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
03-01 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
03-02 Boston, MA – Great Scott
03-04 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
03-16 – 03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW

# = w/ Ducktails, Sundells, Bass Drum of Death
* = w/ Yuck

Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde tracklist:

Weekend
Still New
Imagine Pt. 3
All Die Young
Fallen In Love
End of the Night
Only One
Smile
Dance Away
Dye the World

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