After a whirlwind week at SXSW and the recent release of their O&B-anticipated sophomore record Dye it Blonde, Smith Westerns are hitting the road again. This time, the band has planned a massive world tour, including a stop with Yeasayer at the Belly Up on May 21. In addition to its California dates, the group will swing by Europe and Canada, and play a slew of Southern shows with a little band named Wilco.
Smith Westerns also recently recorded a live in-studio session for Pitchfork TV (see above). In the video, the band sets up shop in a foggy studio to perform Dye it Blonde songs “Weekend,” “Imagine Pt. 3,” and “Dye the World.” Two more videos and the full list of Smith Westerns tour dates are below. Continue reading…
The band’s melancholy sound fits well with the film, which “addresses the crisis of unprecedented violence and ungovernability of the border city of Tijuana, Mexico and how this situation affects the daily lives of its inhabitants.” Little White Teeth’s March 20 performance will mark the bandâ€™s second time contributing a live score to Tijuaneados Anonymous; they first screened the film in Tijuana as part of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival. Cellist Kate MacWilliamson will join the band in bringing the filmâ€™s soundtrack to life.
Tijuaneados Anonymous: a Teardrop and a Smile will screen on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center.