It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

The Smith Westerns

Chicago's the Smith Westerns are a band looking for some teenage kicks with their home-brewed mixture of garage, glam, and punk, and they come by their youthful energy honestly -- none of the group members were old enough to buy a beer when they released their first album. The Smith Westerns were formed in 2007 by Max Kakacek and Cullen Omori, who at the time were students at Chicago's Northside College Preparatory School; the two had been turned on to '60s garage rock through compilations like Nuggets and Back from the Grave, and they decided it was music they could play without knowing too much about technique. As Kakacek and Omori began learning to play guitars, they drafted Cameron Omori, Cullen's brother, to play bass, and with the three members taking turns on drums, the Smith Westerns were born. Within a year, the band was steady enough to be booked into some of Chicago's better rock clubs, including Schuba's and the Empty Bottle, while also playing lots of house parties on the side, which helped win them a loyal local following.

In 2008, the Smith Westerns finally found a full-time drummer, Hal James, and local independent label HoZac Records (originally an offshoot of the punk 'zine Horizontal Action) released their first 7", a three-song single featuring the tunes "Irukandji," "Crabman," and "Spiritus Sanctus." The single promptly sold out its first two pressings, and in June 2009, HoZac brought out the band's self-titled debut album (initially a vinyl-only release), which found the Smith Westerns indulging a taste for '70s glam rock along with their punk and garage influences. The band was also touring steadily by this time, including a road trip with Nobunny in which the Smith Westerns opened the show and then reappeared as Nobunny's backing group.

In 2010, the Smith Westerns released a split single on Fat Possum with the Magic Kids that featured some of their most polished music to date, and the band pledged to keep making music while several of the members also attended college. That move toward a slicker sound continued on the group's second album, Dye It Blonde. Released in January of 2011, it featured drumming by Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and John Eatherly of Turbo Fruits and production by Chris Coady. After a long tour that involved over 140 shows, the band headed back into the studio during 2012 to record its next album. The Smith Westerns used the same producer, but switched labels, moving to Mom + Pop Records for 2013's Soft Wills. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Ya sweet
Report as inappropriate
jeremycoudra i n
Sweet
Report as inappropriate
The cover is awesome just realized the nirvana part
Report as inappropriate
Makes me light one up and just chill
Report as inappropriate
<3
Report as inappropriate
Awesome sound, yes. Disgustingly generic bleeding heart lyrics, no thanks.
Report as inappropriate
they have awsome sound,,
Report as inappropriate
spensoid
Take this ride!
Report as inappropriate
the guitar player is damn good.
Report as inappropriate
sounds like Hunx and his Punx
Report as inappropriate
indigomood82
very awesome

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[112, 98, 94, 91, 120, 88, 99, 82, 73, 107, 84, 118, 72, 112, 85, 74, 84, 83, 117, 93, 93, 96, 126, 85, 119, 106, 110, 99, 88, 100, 85, 97, 86, 69, 80, 92, 98, 79, 64, 114, 98, 115, 72, 84, 109, 98, 88, 111, 66, 93, 72, 126, 92, 93, 95, 83, 102, 64, 124, 76, 99, 74, 83, 65, 73, 87, 87, 125, 99, 65, 110, 94, 98, 77, 68, 126, 97, 110, 123, 116, 103, 125, 108, 110, 67, 98, 86, 118, 66, 107, 97, 112, 109, 98, 72, 86, 66, 79, 66, 69, 121, 117, 84, 105, 111, 103, 117, 89, 108, 112, 120, 112, 86, 88, 123, 83, 75, 104, 71, 113, 82, 122, 73, 95, 109, 122, 126, 65, 122, 80, 110, 99, 95, 82, 126, 110, 97, 122, 123, 121, 89, 90, 123, 119, 109, 125, 68, 93, 103, 77, 104, 103, 77, 107, 127, 79, 66, 107, 78, 84, 88, 117, 125, 104, 105, 100, 71, 78, 105, 69, 73, 120, 77, 102, 114, 66, 88, 100, 85, 97, 117, 92, 83, 126, 120, 105, 99, 72, 75, 102, 92, 125, 83, 95, 123, 112, 74, 77, 92, 64, 106, 121, 121, 112, 100, 93, 118, 82, 89, 114, 66, 120, 115, 83, 121, 69, 72, 64, 100, 74, 72, 101, 120, 118, 104, 99, 78, 88, 125, 76, 106, 117, 117, 97, 117, 105, 100, 96, 109, 79, 121, 115, 75, 125, 94, 88, 94, 83, 119, 107, 95, 113, 114, 109, 69, 78, 75, 116, 86, 114, 101, 123, 103, 83, 122, 117, 88, 100, 125, 70, 74, 98, 119, 97, 123, 76, 88, 99, 108, 114, 101, 90, 73, 74, 94, 115, 88, 115, 95, 110, 90, 120, 65, 91, 65, 72, 94, 126, 102, 86, 92, 120, 65, 87, 93, 91, 108, 101, 116, 81, 82, 77, 100, 71, 126, 105, 86, 87, 83, 84, 111, 98, 102, 127, 93, 83, 109, 106, 73, 78, 117, 78, 75, 105, 91, 108, 93, 106, 71, 76, 82, 66, 126, 104, 79, 81, 81, 113, 123, 65, 114, 68, 119, 123, 118, 119, 85, 75, 93, 120, 78, 85, 116, 127, 100, 70, 68, 108, 77, 117, 95, 80, 89, 73, 98, 79, 78, 95, 73, 93, 94, 78, 94, 124, 91, 107, 76, 89, 91, 108, 78, 98, 82, 73, 97, 117, 82, 73, 109, 124, 105, 71, 79, 78, 67, 116, 79, 100, 103, 67, 97, 123, 101, 105, 112, 85, 126, 112, 89, 103, 69, 65, 73, 119, 79, 100, 94, 120, 106, 122, 111, 113, 127, 66, 115, 87, 71, 99, 95, 81, 124, 118, 111, 103, 99, 106, 122, 98, 67, 95, 83, 101, 104, 66, 115, 86, 85, 68, 111, 77, 65, 91, 70, 84, 81, 97, 99, 87, 88, 115, 122, 96, 84, 64, 80, 119, 126, 102, 119, 73, 103, 69, 86, 86, 117, 118, 78, 70, 98, 80, 94, 112, 109, 65, 71, 119, 109, 108, 68, 99, 125, 66, 93, 127, 79, 71, 123, 108, 68, 73, 79, 119]