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12 O'Clock Track: Brand-new dreamy pop from Smith Westerns

Posted By on 03.08.13 at 12:00 PM

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Local darlings Smith Westerns dropped a new song this week—a preview of their upcoming record, Soft Will, which is set to be released on Mom + Pop in June. This song's a step up from the simple pop-rock the band has been known for, pushing their smooth melodies into a new realm of depth and texture. "Varsity" is loaded with an addictive, hooky chorus and stacked with lush synth flourishes—the whole thing is dreamy and beautiful, and I seriously can't stop listening to it. These guys have clearly worked their way up from Chicago's cool little kids to some weird level of sonic pop geniuses. Who would have thought?

Listen to "Varsity," today's 12 O'Clock Track, after the jump.

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