Chicago indie rock darlings Smith Westerns have grown a lot since releasing their debut effort four years ago. The then-teenagers have since become household names in the indie rock world, and their third full-length LP, Soft Will, has became one of the year’s most buzzworthy albums.
Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Wavves, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio), Soft Will comes equipped with jangly guitars and airy melodies. The dreamy lead-off single “Varsity” immediately sets the mood for a lazy summer afternoon, and the rest of the tracks from Soft Will, including the second single off the album, “Idol,” hold the same sense of nostalgia.
After the release of an LP, most artists go on a tour of sorts, which is exactly what Smith Westerns are doing! The trio will embark on a North American tour in just a few days’ time, stopping in Los Angeles the second week of August.
Fortunately for you, LAmb is giving away not one but TWO pairs of tickets to see Smith Westerns and Portland five-piece Wampire at El Rey Theatre on August 10th. Enter for your chance to win by writing a comment below about why you think you deserve to see Smith Westerns live…for free!
If by chance you don’t end up winning the contest, you can still buy tickets on Ticketmaster for only 20 bucks!
This show is basically guaranteed to be amazing, so don’t miss out on a chance to win free tickets to see one of the year’s hottest bands.
Smith Westerns 2013 Tour Dates:
July 19 – Madison, WI @ Live on King Street
July 20 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
July 21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
July 23 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
July 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
July 27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 28 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End
July 29 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
August 2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 5 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
August 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
August 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
August 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
August 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
August 11 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
August 12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
August 15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
August 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
August 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
August 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
October 4-6 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
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