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Dye It Blonde

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Minimalist-inspired, vintage pop. For fans of The Zombies, Jimmy Buffet and Jackie Deshannon

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Weekend
  2. Still New
  3. Imagine Pt. 3
  4. All Die Young
  5. Fallen in Love
  6. End of the Night
  7. Only One
  8. Smile
  9. Dance Away
  10. Dye The World


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 18, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: January 18, 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • ASIN: B004E9YBW6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the best, and easily one of the most underrated bands of the past twenty years is Teenage Fanclub, a Byrds-inspired pop band that took a simple love of melody and elevated it to alternative music heights. Pop songwriters at heart who know how to provide an edge. Being a huge fan of that band, I was thrilled to find myself comparing- favorably- the Smith Western's "Dye It Blonde" to some of Teenage Fanclub's best.
From the opening pop gem "Weekend", a dumb but catchy number, through to the closing "Dye the World ", the Smith Westerns balance economical yet hummable guitar riffs with soaring vocals, while the dependable rhythm section pounds away like an overeager 60's rock band. "Fallen In Love" rocks with such a youthful innocence that it would have worked on the Beatles' "Rubber Soul", especially thanks to the short burst of George Harrison sounding guitar which amounts to a solo; only to be followed by "End of the Night", which is not too far from the Bay City Rollers "S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. Night" in its ability to ignite a sense of unadulterated pop giddiness. "Dance Away" runs through several different genres in under three minutes, highlighted by a K.C. and the Sunshine Band inspired, bass driven groove.
Basically, every song evokes connections with other bands without coming off as derivative or as imitators. This is a fun, exciting album that seems to get better with each listen, and while the Smith Westerns don't seem to be wanting to break any new ground, what they are doing with the previously tread upon ground is highly catch and worth a listen.
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The only people that aren't going to listen to this and think, 'T Rex' are people who haven't heard T Rex. So often when bands take up the mantle of a great artist, they end up with a sad facsimile. But that isn't what Smith Westerns do. They start out with great songs, and then color them with the Marc Bolan brush in a way that makes them sound special, rather than derivative.

And if you have heard their earlier stuff, you will be surprised by how much they have cleaned up their sound. Gone is the "put reverb on everything" approach they took in the past.

This is the perfect album to get you through the winter, and you will likely listen all summer as well.
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The Smith Westerns are a trio who believe in fuzzy guitars and giddy pop energy. They have been listening to some great bands, but they haven't yet synthesized those beloved sounds into a unique identity. Still, when bands like the Byrds, Teenage Fanclub, the Beatles, and Supergrass come to mind, at least Smith Westerns have good taste and the potential to amalgamate their influences into their own thing. This is great car or party music. It's frothy, fizzy fun. I liked this second album, but it really made me look forward to their third.
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Potent & poppy 2nd album from Chicago band keeps the post-glam indie style from their debut
with a bouncy Bolan-esque feel; while adding some big, epic, swirly mid-tempo melodies, a bit of
classic 60s sensibility and seriously upping the production values. It's a place where addictive
pop hooks shine & harmonies abound with a fresh, youthful energy. Reminiscent of T. Rex, Free
Energy, Beatles, Teenage Fan Club, Nikki Sudden, Nobunny.
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This album is simply fun. The Smith Westerns may not be the most original band I've ever heard, but they have a clear and defined sound -- owing a lot to that guitar tone -- and they know how to write some good pop/rock hooks. It drags a bit towards the end, but it's worth checking out. Try the first track - it's catchy and fun, and if you like it, you'll like the rest.
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If Oasis learned how to loosen up and be young again, this would be their album. Hummable tunes, good vocals, "wall of sound"-type production, this CD is a hoot to listen to. Reminds us that rock 'n' roll is supposed to be fun! Highly recommended.

First heard them live (on the radio) at that Austin festival and remembered them, they were so good. Bought the album unheard, based on that performance and have been well-rewarded.

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This is one of those albums that came out of the blue and knocked me down. I initially purchased it for "Weekend", the catchy lead single. When I first bought Dye It Blonde, I occasionally listened to the record, thinking it was catchy and solid, but not really an album I would continue listening to as time passed. Well sure enough, time passed, and it collected dust. Then I went on a road trip and rediscovered this album. All I have to say is holy s***, what a gem. The road trip I'm speaking of was over a year ago now, so I've had time to marinate on this album.

Personal Highlights: All Die Young, End of The Night, Only One, Dance Away, and Dye The World

Dye The World, the last track on the album, is probably my favorite on here. It feels like you are exploding, finally released from your skin, and going everywhere. The lyrics are great "Are you a dream or something in between? Is this fantasy? Or am I just lucky? Dye the whole world blonde" then they shred it.

If you are reading this, modern technology has made listening to this music easy prior to purchase, so I urge you to check it out. When I say this is one of my favorite records in the last 5 years, I don't take that statement lightly. Highly recommended.
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