Smith Westerns made a big splash with Dye It Blonde in 2011; positive reviews and festival invitations gushed into the seams of their jeans. So adored by the music-sphere, the follow-up slump would cause some degree of an embarrassment. Judging by the lead single, "Varsity", from their soon to be released album, Soft Will, their fans can probably let out a sigh of relief, yet the mercurial world of blogosphere has yet to weigh in. Catchy, beyond pop-y, if not overtly ornate for some, "Varsity" offers plenty of textures and structures for all the bloggers to analyze over.
Soft Will out on June 11 via Mom + Pop
Digitally March 12th via iTunes
7" featuring B-side "Case & Point" on May 14th
Festival appearances continue:
04-14 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-16 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
04-21 Indio, CA - Coachella