The Smith Westerns will be hitting the road with Porcelain Raft and Bleached for seven dates in Canada and on the East Coast. Once finished, SW will be heading back to the studio to record the band’s third LP, the follow-up to this year’s Dye It Blonde.
 
To look at Cullen and Cameron Omori and high school bud Max Kakacek is something of a rock folk tale: a high school band cutting its teeth in a friend’s basement, the struggling with sub-standard equipment and the final breakthrough into big shows and record deals. The video for the song “Weekend,” posted above, recalls those early dog days, when Saturdays were spent prowling the mall, feasting on nachos and plunking quarters into arcade machines. Lucky for us and them, the guys got out of suburbia and into the studio. Tour dates below.
 
Tour Dates For Smith Westerns:
01/27 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe *#
01/28 – Montreal, PQ – Il Motore *#
01/29 – Boston, MA – Paradise *#
01/31 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *#
02/01 – Washington, DC – Black Cat *#
02/03 – Chicago, IL – Metro *#
02/04 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *#
* with Porcelain Raft
# with Bleached