Posted in music | pictures on November 3, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

"smith westerns opening for florence + the machine - literally. worst. opening. band. ever. EVER EVER EVER. run away from them. please." - alexander q. smith

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns just came through town as part of their tour with Florence and the Machine (maybe not the best match). Maybe you also maybe caught them over the weekend at the Halloween party they played. Last night, 11/2, was their 2nd of two shows with Florence at Terminal 5. The pictures in this post are from that event. And there are more of them, along with a stream of a brand new song (from their sophmore LP, Dye It Blonde, due on Fat Possum on Jan. 18), and all of their upcoming tour dates, below...

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Florence pictures are HERE. And this is the new track:

The Smith Westerns - Weekend

The Smith Westerns - 2010 Tour Dates
11-03 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy #
11-05 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11-12 Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi
11-20 London, England - Luminaire
11-21 London, England - Brixton Windmill
11-22 Paris, France - FMR *
11-23 Landshut, Germany - Wintergarden
11-24 Frankfurt, Germany - Sinkkasten
11-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw
11-27 Cologne, Germany - King Georg
11-29 Dusseldorf, Germany - Stahlwerk ^
11-30 Hamburg, Germany - Docks ^
12-01 Gothenburg, Sweden - Eriksberg
12-02 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene ^
12-03 Stockholm, Sweden - Berns ^
12-04 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega ^
12-06 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle ^
12-07 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle ^
12-08 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer ^
12-10 Prague, Czech Republic - Archa Theatre ^
12-11 Bologna, Italy - Covo
12-12 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz ^
12-13 Zurich, Switzerland - Maag Hall ^
12-14 Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur ^
12-15 Bordeaux, France - Saint EX
12-16 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz ^
12-17 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera ^
12-18 Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeno ^
# with Florence & the Machine
* with Wavves
^ with MGMT

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Comments (5)

I saw them open up for Florence in Boston on Halloween, and when they announced their last song, everyone started clapping. They weren't terrible, but Florence's audience is definitely not their audience.

Posted by Alison | November 3, 2010 12:22 PM

Listened to 'weekend' on repeat yesterday. (7 times)

It's in my top 2011 tracks so far!.(wowzer)

Posted by AstralForest | November 3, 2010 12:28 PM

they really are good, they rise above the rest in ways, new song rules, excited for the new album

POSITIVE BV COMMENT

Posted by nathan | November 3, 2010 1:05 PM

such a jam.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 1:20 PM

i liked their first record but when i saw them at pfork fest, i realized how blown out they made that record sound. doesn't come across live the same at all.

Posted by d | November 3, 2010 1:53 PM

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