New Smith Westerns - Idol
Chicago's Smith Westerns have already plucked two spirited offerings from the upcoming Soft Will LP, but seemed to have topped both "Varsity" and 3 AM Spiritual" with "Idol." All three tracks - which might be a good indicator of Soft Will as a whole - are far more harmonious than most of the material the group brought out with its self-titled debut and 2011's excellent Dye It Blonde. Expect the rest of the record to hold the same regard, although it may fall by the wayside compared to the year's bigger releases.
Listen to "Idol" below and grab Soft Will June 25 on Mom + Pop Records.