Smith Westerns // “Dye it Blonde” : 2011.01.18 : Fat Possum
genre power glam garage pop
sounds like the last day of school. smoking behind the shed. “The Slider” album cover photo shoot.
notes previously underwhelmed, currently obsessed.
verdict one part guilty pleasure, two parts youthful genius.
Streaming in its entirety on NPR.
Peter wasn’t sure if he liked the Smith Western’s first album or not—a little too rough around the edges for his taste. But since seeing them live, his opinion has begun to shift, and the new songs coming from their new album are certainly pushing that shift into the postive red zone. A subtly subversive pretty song.
Looks like the Smith Westerns had a pretty good weekend to me.