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

Smith Westerns Premiere New Video, Announce 2011 Tour Dates

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Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release their sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde, on January 18 via Fat Possum Records. As hype surrounding the band continues to grow, thanks to their self-titled, self-released 2009 debut album, the trio are premiering Dye It Blonde‘s lead single, “Weekend” [#51 on Pitchfork’s Best Songs of 2010 List], as well as an accompanying video. Directed by Focus Creeps, the video gives you an idea of what a typical weekend is like for the band in their native Chicago. [Hint: cheese fries, Slurpees, and lumber-jacking all play pivotal roles. How diverse!]

The band is currently on a European tour supporting MGMT, and have announced a slew of early 2011 dates, including two NYC dates in January, as well as later dates with the UK band [and Fat Possum labelmates], Yuck.

Be sure to check out the complete list of 2011 dates, after the video:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=17777581&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

Smith Westerns – Weekend from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.

Tue-Jan 18: Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Wed-Jan 19: New York, NY – Pianos
Fri-Jan 28: Nashville, TN – The End*
Sat-Jan 29: Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light*
Sun-Jan 30: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
Mon-Jan 31: Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club*
Tue-Feb 1: Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
Thu-Feb 3: Orlando, FL – Backbooth*
Fri-Feb 4: Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder*
Sun-Feb 6: Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*
Mon-Feb 7: Austin, TX – Emos*
Tue-Feb 8: Dallas, TX – The Loft*
Thu-Feb 10: Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room*
Fri-Feb 11: Los Angeles, CA – Echo*
Sat-Feb 12: Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar*
Sun-Feb 13: San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
Tue-Feb 15: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Wed-Feb 16: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Thu-Feb 17: Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
Fri-Feb 18: Boise, ID – Neurolux
Sat-Feb 19: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Mon-Feb 21: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Tue-Feb 22: Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
Wed-Feb 23: Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Thu-Feb 24: Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Fri-Feb 25: Madison, WI – The Frequency
Sat-Feb 26: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Mon-Feb 28: Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Tue-Mar 1: Montreal, PQ – La Sala Rossa
Wed-Mar 2: Boston, MA – Great Scott

Fri-Mar 4: Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel

^ = w/ MGMT* = w/ Yuck

Watch Magic Kids’ “Candy” Performed Live In Oakland

Magic Kids’ debut album Memphis, named after their hometown, out on True Panther Sounds came out in August and has led them to be compared to E.L.O, Belle and Sebastian, all with a Beach Boys influence. The video they have just premiered for the artsy music bloggers at Yours Truly is a record of their first venture out in the Bay area, where they performed at the Oakland’s Ghost Gallery on February 15th, 2010. During this rendition of “Candy,” the band was joined by Christopher and Garrett from Girls, Max from Smith Westerns, members of a weekend flute club, a string section and more friends for a touching and laid back performance.
Watch the video below:

If this intimate live performance caught your attention, you may want to catch Magic Kids on their tour, which currently has them running around Europe but will see them back in the US of A in November!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:
10/1 – London, UK @ Barfly
10/2 – London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10/3 – Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10/5 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10/6 – Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10/7 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10/8 – Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10/9 – Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10/10 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10/11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10/13 – Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10/14 – Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10/15 – München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10/16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10/17 – Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10/18 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10/19 – Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10/21 – Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10/22 – Bristol, UK @ The Social
10/23 – Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10/24 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10/25 – Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10/27 – London, UK @ TBC
10/28 – London, UK @ Lexington
11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Cavern (with Bosco Delrey)
11/07 – Houston, TX @ Numbers (with Bosco Delrey)
11/08 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon (with Bosco Delrey)
11/10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (with Bosco Delrey)
11/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (with Bosco Delrey)
11/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn (with Bosco Delrey)
11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern (with Bosco Delrey)
11/16 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (with Bosco Delrey)
11/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (with Bosco Delrey)
11/18 – Nashville, TN @ The End (with Bosco Delrey)

Smith Westerns Announce Tour Dates

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Chicago’s Smith Westerns, fresh off of signing with Fat Possum, have announced a handful of upcoming tour dates, including one with Belle and Sebastian.

The group is currently wrapping up their sophomore album for Fat Possum, which will be out sometime early in 2011. To tide you over, the band has released a short video called “Friends Forever.”

Check it out right here. Smith Westerns will be…

10/11 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre *
10/30 Brooklyn, NY 171 Lombardy
10/31 Boston, MA House of Blues #
11/01 New York, NY Terminal 5 #
11/02 New York, NY Terminal 5 #
11/03 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy #
11/05 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

* = w/ Belle & Sebastian
# = w/ Florence & The Machine