Tag Archives: Smith Westerns

Live Video: Smith Westerns

Where does a young band go after making a name for themselves with a gorgeous album like Dye It Blonde, of Nuggets-mining jangly psych pop? They dig deeper. At least, that’s what Smith Westerns did on their followup, Soft Will, as they dig deeper both into the history of rock and their own songwriting talents.Read more...

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Friday Music News

Pearl Jam have given their upcoming album, Lightening Bolt, a release date of October 15. This will be their first album since 2009′s, Backspacer, and to celebrate they have shared their new single “Mind Your Manners.” This song seems to be leaning much heavier toward the punk rock side of music than their previous material.Read more...

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Out This Week 6/25

Topping this week’s list of new releases is the third album by Chicago band Smith Westerns. While the band’s 2011 release, Dye It Blonde, drew tons of comparisons (and a tiny bit of flak) for its fuzzy glam nods to Nuggets-era gems, their new release finds the band aiming for what our Music Director, DonRead more...

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Monday Music News

Foals have accompanied their electronic crescendo-filled track “Bad Habit” off their most recent album Holy Fire with a video that’s fit for the big screen. Wandering through the desert after a siren like woman, singer Yannis Philippakis is desperate for something more than water. Slowly the illusions crumble and he is left with a millionRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Earlier in the year Poliça released “Tiff”, in collaboration with Justin Vernon - and today they have released the dark, claustrophobia-inducing, cinematic video for their already mildly scary song. In the video, which I’ll warn you now only becomes more violent from the moment it starts, Channy Leaneagh plays all the roles, torturing herself  usingRead more...

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Song of the Day: Smith Westerns - Varsity

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Varsity” by Smith Westerns, fromRead more...

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Monday Music News

Last night, singer-songwriter Beck, appeared at Santa Cruz’s Rio Theatre to perform music from last year’s sheet music album, Song Reader. These songs have not been recorded and this is the first time he has played “Sorry” and “Heaven’s Ladder” live. Watch both performances below. [CoS]

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Wednesday Music News

Brooklyn soul revivalists Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have announced a new album, Give the People What They Want, and have released a new track from it. Funky and everything the people wanted from a follow-up, “Retreat!” is also sassy - “live with me and you’ll play with fire.” Check it out. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

What was already a heavy bleeding track by METZ, “Wasted” has been given a suitable and totally screwy video. As the guitars scream through the three minute long track, people in a photo studio are waiting to have their pictures snapped while digital distortion begins to play with their faces. Eyeballs slip down cheeks, VHSRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Three people are reportedly dead after the collapse of yet another festival music stage, this time at Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival. Onstage were Smith Westerns, who tweeted “Stage collapsed max almost got crushed by the tress. I hope pukkelpop has insurance bc all our shit is broke.” and then, after realizing the extent of the damage,Read more...

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