Smith Westerns – Weekend

I don’t want to throw around hastily pre-emptive sound-bites such as ”Smith Westerns are our generations Suede” but…fuck it yes I do (when did thinking things through get anyone anywhere?, case in point Kanye West…), because on the strength of newie ”Weekend”, that’s exactly what they are. Gut wrenching breathy vocals, a riff steeped in so much glam romanticism Marc Bolan must have been reanimated for a jam session, and enough heartbreakable angst, that after your first listen, your psyche will have convinced itself you’re Morrissey. Heck the band are only short of a foppish, floppy haircut, and some thinly veiled homo-eroticism…oh wait nevermind.

Q: The tunes and clothes so cool you’d never be able to pull them off don’t just grow on trees y’know, where do you think they come from?

A: Money of course! Buy shit off the band here

and go see them at these places on the corresponding dates here:

10-29 Philadelphia, PA – Bryn Mawr College
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, Ontario – Sound Academy #
11-05 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11-12 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
11-20 London, England – Luminaire
11-21 London, England – Brixton Windmill
11-22 Paris, France – FMR *
11-23 Landshut, Germany – Wintergarden
11-24 Frankfurt, Germany – Sinkkasten
11-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Trouw
11-27 Cologne, Germany – King Georg
11-29 Dusseldorf, Germany – Stahlwerk ^
11-30 Hamburg, Germany – Docks ^
12-01 Gothenburg, Sweden – Eriksberg
12-02 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene ^
12-03 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns ^
12-04 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega ^
12-06 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle ^
12-07 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle ^
12-08 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer ^
12-10 Prague, Czech Republic – Archa Theatre ^
12-11 Bologna, Italy – Covo
12-12 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz ^
12-13 Zurich, Switzerland – Maag Hall ^
12-14 Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur ^
12-15 Bordeaux, France – Saint EX
12-16 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz ^
12-17 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera ^
12-18 Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno ^

# with Florence & the Machine
* with Wavves
^ with MGMT