Smith Westerns are an indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois. All of the members in the band are between the ages of 18-20. Their musical influences stem from the Beatles and compilation albums Nuggets and Back from the Grave, along with David Bowie, Marc Bolan, and T. Rex.
Their self-titled debut album was released on HoZac Records on June 5, 2009. Most of the album was recorded throughout the winter and early spring in Max Kakacek's basement.
The band is currently on tour with Girls. They released a new single, "Weekend", on November 4, 2010, from their most recent album Dye It Blonde, which was released on January 18, 2011.