Smith Westerns are an indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois. All of the members in the band are between the ages of 18-20. Their musical influences stem from the compilation albums Nuggets and Back from the Grave, along with David Bowie, Marc Bolan, and T. Rex. Their self-titled debut album was released on HoZac Records on June 5, 2009. Most of the album was recorded throughout the winter and early spring in Max Kakacek’s basement. They released a new single, “Weekend”, on November 4, 2010, from their most recent album Dye It Blonde, which was released on January 18, 2011.
And we don’t care about the old folks, talking about the old style too…. If you crammed The Mama’s and the Papa’s, a Kesey soaked Palo Alto afternoon, and Mott the Hoople’s “All the young Dudes” Bowie cover into some 20 year olds from Chicago then you would have the Smith Westerns. So check out these young folks sliding with ease through some psychedelic pop.