Smith Westerns Debut “Varsity” Video, Announce Tour

Picture 31Shit, I really forgot that this record was coming out in a month. Can you blame me? Aside from hearing a single track, there hasn’t been a lot of promotion behind it. I guess their publicist figured the same thing and that’s why they decided to finally release the new video for the single, “Varsity.”

Varsity – Smith Westerns

The video follows a couple of youngins on an escapade into their own world of love. The montage gives that dream-like feeling, so the cynic in me was wondering when these kids were going to wake up. Thankfully, they don’t and it ends on a good note. The song is good, of course. I told ya that back in March. My only compliant is that I need more. More new tracks or something. Shit, their last record leaked a month before its release, yet we still haven’t heard anything except for this single. I guess that should be all we need to hold us over, but c’mon. This is the age of the Internet. We should have heard at least a snippet (did I really just use that term? Fuck me, it’s too early) of another new song. Oh well, it’s a lot better than nothing. The new album, Soft Will, is due out on June 25th. If you aren’t psyched, you probably haven’t heard anything else by the band. Fix that below.

Smile – Smith Westerns

EDIT: I jumped the gun apparently. The band has also announced a tour to promote the album. It looks like I’ll be seeing them for the third time at the Exit In on July 21st. Stoked! Hopefully Big Surr isn’t opening for them again. HA!


07-21 Nashville, TN – Exit In
07-23 Washington, DC – Black Cat
07-24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07-26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
07-27 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
07-28 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Mile End
07-29 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
08-02 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-05 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
08-06 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
08-07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
08-09 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
08-10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
08-11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
08-12 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08-15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
08-16 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Electric Owl
08-20 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10-04 -10-06 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10-11 – 10-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

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