Chicago's infectiously catchy rock band, Smith Westerns are releasing their second studio album, Dye it Blonde, on January 18, 2010 on Fat Possum Records. The album was mastered at The Lodge by Mastering Engineer Joe LaPorta.
Smith Westerns have caught a whirlwind of attention since they debuted with their self titled record last year, gaining them high profile praise, press attention, festival spots, and every other perk that comes with being a hot young band; and they are young. With most of their members still teenagers, many wonder how Smith Westerns play with the precision and maturity they do. Don't get confused however, Dye It Blonde is an onslaught of young angst with memorable riffs. Mastered this fall at The Lodge by Joe LaPorta, and produced and recorded by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio), the album is a collection of catchy rock songs with a scratchy edge that would make any 70's rock fan nod with approval.