Smith Westerns Welcome You Into The Studio

Towards the end of the recording sessions for their new album, Dye It Blonde, Smith Westerns invited director Ray Concepcion to join them in the studio. Concepcion lensed the band as they worked their way through the final stages of the recording process, and this week the resulting short film Die With Your Chin Up was released for your viewing pleasure. Check out the video and a full list of dates for band’s upcoming tour below.

 

 

04/25 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom *(SOLD OUT)
04/26 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
04/28 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
04/29 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade *
04/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
05/02 Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Centre #
05/03 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre Mobile #
05/04 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
05/05 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
05/06 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater #
05/07 Denton, TX – University of North Texas Main Auditorium #(SOLD OUT)
05/08 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom #(SOLD OUT)
05/11 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
05/21 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern ^(SOLD OUT)
05/22 Pomona, CA – The Glass House ^
05/23 Hollywood, CA – The Music Box ^
05/24 Hollywood, CA – The Music Box ^(SOLD OUT)
05/25 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^(SOLD OUT)
05/26 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^
05/27 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^
05/28 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom ^
05/29 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/31 Aspen, CO – Bell Up Aspen ^
06/01 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre ^
06/02 Lawrence, KS – The Granda Theatre ^
06/03 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note ^
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
06/06 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre ^
06/07 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
06/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda ^
06/09 Boston, MA – Royale ^
06/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
06/12 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
06/18 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^

 

# = w/ Wilco
^ = w/ Yeasayer
* = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Smith Westerns Set For Spring Tour


Smith Westerns’ self-recorded debut earned them critical praise and a record deal with Fat Possum. A myriad of tour dates with MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, Girls, and Passion Pit earned them adoration from the glam rock community. And, their sophomore record, Dye It Blonde, proved that they have staying power.

This spring they’re hitting the road again; this time with Wilco and Yeasayer for a tour that will take them across the pond to London and Amsterdam, up north to Canada and to numerous locations here in the US. Check out a full list of dates below.

 

Upcoming Tour Dates

04/11 London, England – Cargo
04/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
04/16 Paris, France – Fleche d’Or
04/25 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
04/26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
04/28 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
04/29 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
04/30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
05/02 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Centre #
05/03 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre Mobile #
05/04 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
05/05 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
05/06 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater #
05/07 Denton, TX University of North Texas Main Auditorium #
05/08 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom #
05/11 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
05/21 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern ^
05/22 Pomona, CA The Glass House ^
05/23 Hollywood, CA The Music Box ^
05/24 Hollywood, CA The Music Box ^
05/25 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ^
05/26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ^
05/27 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ^
05/28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom ^
05/29 Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival
05/31 Aspen, CO Bell Up Aspen ^
06/01 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre ^
06/02 Lawrence, KS The Granda Theatre ^
06/03 Columbia, MO The Blue Note ^
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
06/06 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre ^
06/07 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
06/08 Montreal, QC Club Soda ^
06/09 Boston, MA – Royale ^
06/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
06/12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

# = w/ Wilco
^ = w/ Yeasayer

Smith Westerns Add New Tour Dates & Sasquatch Appearance

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Despite recently wrapping up a European tour with MGMT, Smith Westerns have now launched a massive US tour, supporting their critically-acclaimed sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde. The Chicago trio will make appearances at both SXSW and the Sasquatch Festival in George, Washington. The first leg of the tour will find Smith Westerns sharing the stage with fellow Fat Possum labelmates, Yuck- who are crossing the pond from the UK to make their first appearances in the US. The band is also very pleased to announce that the handful of May concert dates are in support of none other than Wilco- a highly-revered band for the guys, who have provided a great deal of inspiration for Smith Westerns.

Full list of tour dates below:

02/10 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room*

02-15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge %

02-16 Vancouver, BC – 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 % –SOLD OUT–

02-28 Toronto, Ontario – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern %

03-01 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa %

03-02 Boston, MA – Great Scott %

03-03 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge % –SOLD OUT–

03-04 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel %

03-05 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory % –SOLD OUT–

03-16 – 03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW

05-02 Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Centre #

05-03 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre Mobile #

05-06 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater #

05-07 Denton, TX – University of North Texas Main Auditorium #

05-08 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom #

05-27 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival

* = w/ Yuck

# = w/ Wilco

% = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Smith Westerns Line Up U.S. Dates with Yuck

Smith Westerns are a heavy influenced band.  The young Chicago foursome has ultimately pooled together all the characteristics of great pop music and, in turn, has crafted nothing but great pop music.  Fresh off the release of their sophomore album, Dye It Blonde, on Fat Possum, Smith Westerns have some touring to do.  UK labelmates Yuck are set to join them, making it their first visit to the States.  Save a date below:

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 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/ Yuck

Smith Westerns Announce Tour Dates and Release Single

Chicago band Smith Westerns have released a new single “All Die Young” and will release their sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde, on January 18th through label Fat Possom.  They will also be touring with bandmates Yuck.  Tour dates and single are below:
Smith Westerns – “All Die Young” by forcefieldpr

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 hit the road


Chicago-based band Smith Westerns are hitting the road very soon with MGMT, Ducktails, Bass Drum of Death and Yuck. Their new CD, Dye it Blonde, is out January 18th on Fat Possum! Check out the full tour dates below, and check out their music video for “Weekend” below.


January
18 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Glasslands Gallery DB
19 – New York, N.Y. @ Pianos B
28 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The End Y
29 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Pilot Light Y
30 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506 Y
31 – Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt Club Y

February
1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Drunken Unicorn Y
3 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Backbooth Y
4 – Tallahassee, Fla. @ Club Downunder Y
6 – Houston, Texas @ Fitzgerald’s Y
7 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s Y
8 – Dallas, Texas @ The Loft Dallas Y
10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rhythm Room Y
11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echo Y
12 – Costa Mesa, Calif. @ Detroit Bar Y
13 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill Y
15 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
16 – Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
17 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
18 – Boise, Idaho @ The Neurolux
19 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
21 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
23 – Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room
24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Triple Rock Social Club
25 – Madison, Wisc. @ The Frequency
26 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Empty Bottle
28 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern

March
1 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa
2 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
4 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel

M = w/ MGMT
D = w/ Ducktails
B = w/ Bass Drum of Death
Y = w/ Yuck