Tag Archives: Smith Westerns

Sasquatch! Sunday!

Sunday began as another beautiful day at the Gorge with young Chicago rockers Smith Westerns, followed by a sunny set by The Drums to get the crowd dancing early before Fitz & the Tantrums blew the roof off. And that was just the first three acts on the main stage. Cotton Jones, Typhoon, Other Lives,Read more…

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Sonic Roundup 5/18

Minimal pop/dubstep sensation James Blake has been wowing listeners with his debut self-titled, and now there’s a new video to go along with the magic. A mix of both parts of his album standout “Lindisfarne” soundtracks this surrealist clip featuring a cult-like pact between friends. Or something like that. Check it out over at Pitchfork.tv.

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Watch Smith Westerns’ Short Film Die With Your Chin Up

Chicago-area garage-glam-pop foursome Smith Westerns are riding a wave of hype higher than a skyscraper right now, following rave reviews of their sophomore record Dye It Blonde and packed concert halls nationwide. Die With Your Chin Up is a 9-minute “short film” that plays more like a documentary, following the making of their latest record.Read more…

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Live Video: Smith Westerns

Chicago’s Smith Westerns have been one of the media’s favorite buzzbands this year, touring constantly in support of their acclaimed new album Dye it Blonde. Playing to sold out crowds everywhere from local venues to SXSW can be wild, but the young band seems to take it all in stride. Their 2009 debut fused 70’sRead more…

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Live at SXSW: NPR Showcase with James Blake, Smith Westerns, and Raphael Saadiq at Stubbs 3/16

KEXP is proud to bring you a phenomenal gallery of images NPR’s South by Southwest showcase at Stubbs, featuring memorable performances by James Blake, Smith Westerns, and Raphael Saadiq. Blake haunted the crowd with his tortured electro melodies, while Smith Westerns rocked and rolled and Raphael Saadiq brought the soul. The crowd loved every minuteRead more…

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Music That Matters podcast: The Loneliest Number

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Macklemore with Kevin Cole (photo by Alex Crick) Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 241 –Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Valentine’s Day will kick off a monstrous week of live music coming through the jewel of the Northwest, including but not limited to The Decemberists, Gang of Four, Yo La Tengo, Smith Westerns, Shabazz Palaces, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Justin Townes Earle, and, of course, your usual dosage of local flavor.

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Live Around Town This Week

Get ready: It’s a special music video edition of Live Around Town This Week. Because sometimes words can hurt your head. Monday, February 7 THE CHURCH @ The Triple Door For two nights, The Church will be playing their albums Untitled #23, Priest=Aura, and Starfish in their entirety. Here’s their video for “Under The MilkyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Smith Westerns – Weekend

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Album Review: Smith Westerns ‒ Dye It Blonde

Marc Bolan, eat your glittery heart out. Smith Western‘s latest efforts, Dye It Blonde, plays razor sharp solos and glitzed out rockers like it was 1971 all over again. This Chicago outfit time warps back to footing bills on Sunset Strip, supporting glam rock kings and queen bitches alike. With jangly crisp chords as cleanRead more…

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