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Smith Westerns Frontman Cullen Omori Announces Solo LP, ‘New Misery’

Smith Westerns’ frontman Cullen Omori has announced a solo album, New Misery, due out March 18 on Sub Pop. “There is so much dirt in hospitals and fuzz and lint and dried blood on these [stretchers and wheelchairs],” Omori wrote in a statement of his inspiration for the album. “We’d clean them down, which in a way is kind of therapeutic, and listen to the radio. Then we’d go back to [band member] Adam [Gil]’s house and record demos for what was to become the skeleton of New Misery. I can’t sit down and say I’m going to write a Sam Smith or an Adele song or whatever. The closest I can get to that is making like this weird hybrid of what I think is a pop song.”

To preview the LP, Omori’s offered up the music video for his new track “Cinnamon.” Watch that below. The New Misery track list is under that.

Cullen Omori, New Misery track list:

1. “No Big Deal”
2. “Two Kinds”
3. “Hey Girl”
4. “And Yet the World Still Turns”
5. “Cinnamon”
6. “Poison Dart”
7. “Sour Silk”
8. “Synthetic Romance”
9. “Be a Man”
10. “LOM”
11. “New Misery”