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Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

January 31, 2011

This is the album you NEED TO OWN in 2011. It’s only January, I know. But the sophomore album from the Smith Westerns, Dye It Blonde, is already my favorite (so far) of the year. Smith Westerns are a group of 18-20 year olds from Chicago, IL. They list their influences as: Nuggets, Back From the Grave, David Bowie, & T. Rex.

Smith Westerns have tailored their songs on Dye It Blonde to sound vintage. Just like something you dug up out of your Dad’s old vinyl collection. I can see Dye It Blonde making a lot of top 10 “best of” list (mine included) at the end of the year.  I will keep this short & end with a quote from Paste Magazine:

“It’s that mix of dedication to cool and earnestness that makes Dye it Blond endearing and surprisingly timeless despite its obvious wink to the past.” – Liz Stinson (click here to read the full article)

I give Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde, 8.7/10


Check out the new video for the 1st single “Weekend.”*

“Imagine, Pt. 3″*

* favorite tracks

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