RIYL: Smith Westerns

Label: Sub Pop

I was definitely bummed to hear of Smith Westerns break up, but these things happen with young bands. I’m definitely excited to see Cullen dropping his first solo album on SubPop. I’m already loving both single so I’d imagine this one is going to be a real solid release.

Loser editions don’t disappoint, cheap & quality. Make it happen.

The Details

All customers who pre-order the LP version of New Misery will receive the album on Loser edition clear w/ white, black, & gold swirl colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it’s no longer in stock!).
All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
Customers will be given access to stream the full album up to one (1) month before release day from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format.
Cassette format does not come with a digital download!
Cullen Omori knows it’s a false cliche to say there are no second acts in American lives, but after the 2014 breakup of his acclaimed band the Smith Westerns, living that cliche was his greatest fear. His solo debut New Misery, is a direct challenge to that anxiety: an album that goes beyond the glam punch of the Smith Westerns to new sounds, new sources of inspiration, and greater self-awareness.

“I had this overwhelming feeling that perhaps the apex of my life both as a musician and as an individual would be relegated to five years in my late teens/early 20s,” says Omori, who was launched into the music industry when the Smith Westerns, who started in high school in Chicago, became fast-rising indie stars. “This fear really forced me to work hard as to not see the Smith Westerns as an end but as a point along a bigger trajectory.” Read more about Cullen and his excellent new album over here.

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