Hear Smith Westerns' Sad, Starry 'Idol'

From the bands forthcoming third album, 'Soft Will'

Smith Westerns, 2011
Smith Westerns, 2011 Photo by Aaron Richter
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Roughly two weeks out from the release of their third album, Soft Will, Smith Westerns have released a third song from the record: the forlorn "Idol." Lightly swathed in reverb, the track has a starry glint — a blueprint revealed on previous leaks "Varisty" and "3am Spiritual." But "Idol" features a sighing hook, one of the group's strongest to date.

The Chicago threesome will head out on tour starting in mid-July. Dates are below.

Smith Westerns 2013 tour dates:

July 19 - Madison, WI @ Live on King Street
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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