Perhaps we can call this Windy City four-piece, Teen Rex, as they are all between the ages of 17-19 and borrow heavily from T. Rex and Marc Bolan.
But instead, they chose the name The Smith Westerns and as 19-year-old lead singer, Cullen Omori explains it, the name came about as a pun-gone-wrong: “I kind of messed up like a play on words, but in time it’s gotten meaning. You know like Smith like Morrisey, you know the Smiths and then you know like the Sex Pistols. So we are like a punk band like the Sex Pistols in the same way that we use gun, but also you know sweet and accessible like Morrisey.”
Either way The Smith Westerns have channeled the rock gods of 1960’s/1970’s past, to create a self-titled album about girls, love, and their ever-fleeting youth.
The Smith Westerns – Girl in Love