Smith Westerns, “Varsity”

The new video for Smith Westerns "Varsity" is a jaunt through the triumphs of youthful love and adventure, and if that sounds familiar at all, it's because DIIV already did it. Since DIIV and Smith Westerns are so inextricably linked, perhaps the reason why two of their videos are reminiscent of each other is a result of the hive mind of young, 90s-revivalist musicians. The colors in Smith Westerns' video are gorgeous, however, and following two grungy-looking youths jump around on a graffitied roof that I have definitely drank forties on is a wonderful way to reminisce about times when things were better.

Smith Westerns have a new album coming out called Soft Will on June 25. Catch the band on tour at these spots:

21 Nashville, TN – Exit In
23 Washington, DC – Black Cat
24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
27 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
28 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Mile End
29 Toronto, Ontario – Lee's Palace
02 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
05 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
12 San Diego, CA – Casbah
15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
16 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Electric Owl
20 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
04 – 06 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
11 – 13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival