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Video Tue Dec 14 2010

The Smith Westerns Release Video for "Weekend"

Today underage Chicago rockers The Smith Westerns released this video for their Britpoppy tune "Weekend," the first single off their upcoming album Dye It Blonde. Frontman Cullen Omori may coo about "a girl like you" on this upbeat track, but the fairer sex is nowhere to be seen in the video, directed by Focus Creeps. Instead, the band roams malls and convenience stores, browsing DVDs and overdosing on sugary snacks, during a typical day in their life in the suburbs--that is, until the video culminates with a ritualistic tree-chopping and the trippy, context-less image of a microphone dripping with honey, hinting that there may be more to this simple day than meets the eye.

 

Dave / December 15, 2010 12:38 PM

Why does anyone care about this band? Pitchfork gives them a reach around and now everyone is on the wagon. There are so many great bands in Chicago, Smith Westerns NOT being one of them.

BSaun / December 18, 2010 6:01 PM

Can you name some of them?

Dave / December 20, 2010 11:36 AM

This is Me Smiling
The Field Auxiliary
Suns
Bailiff
...to name a few. Hope that wets your whistle BSaun.

FUNFUN / December 23, 2010 4:14 PM

I have never heard of any of those bands, sounds like some reggies rock club bands.

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