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

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Dates

It magically became March without giving people enough time to take notice and summer already seems palpable.  What does that mean? FESTIVALS.  The music industry is definitely embracing the cash cow that is the summer indie music festival — Coachella has evolved (devolved?) into a clusterfuck with Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza in tow.  So many choices, such expensive tickets, increasingly questionable headliners…

Well, at least you know what to expect from the Pitchfork Music Festival, going down July 15-17 at Union Park in Chicago.  They haven’t announced the lineup yet, but browse their “Best New Music” page to get a general idea.

Best Coast, Destroyer, Girls, Joanna Newsom, The Radio Dept., Wavves, OFF!, Smith Westerns, Cut Copy, Das Racist, Walkmen, Curren$y, Ariel Pink, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Robyn, and James Blake will most likely all be there; throw in some classic post-punk acts like Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, and Wire and you have the initial lineup for the most predictable festival on the circuit.  But the best part is, this mock lineup fucking delivers. And tickets are only $45 for single-day passes and $110 for three-day passes.  Throw in delicious food from local eateries, a full record store, and various local art, clothes, and trinkets for a well-rounded Chicago experience.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, so if this all sounds appealing, schedule! transfer funds! make travel plans!

Smith Westerns Add Dates To US Tour

Chicago’s Smith Westerns dropped their second album last month, before embarking on a European tour with MGMT. Recently, it was announced that the group would continue touring stateside. On the heels of that news, comes word from the band that they’ll be playing dates with Wilco and Yeasayer later this spring. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

 

Tour Dates

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

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 ^

05/24 Hollywood, CA The Music Box ^

05/25 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ^

05/29 Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival

06/03 Columbia, MO The Blue Note ^

06/06 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre ^

06/09 – 06/12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

 

# = w/ Wilco

% = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

! = w/ Jeff The Brotherhood

^ = 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