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Powering up with the Smith Westerns

Sometimes when we settle into the tattered sofa of lo-fi pop music, it's easy to imagine that the artists intended for it to be made this way.
Bye-bye lo-fi
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  January 27, 2012
Unknown Mortal Orchestra cd review

Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Fat Possum is having perhaps its best year . . . well, ever. Not only will the Mississippi label turn over a new leaf by releasing the debut album from Odd Future duo MellowHype later this month, their 2011 batting average for jangly little lo-fi gems
Fat Possum (2011)
By JILLIAN MAPES  |  July 01, 2011
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The Smith Westerns | Dye It Blonde

If the Smith Westerns' homonymous 2009 debut perfectly captured the awkward, waning days before high-school graduation, then their sophomore effort is the Chicago indie quartet's college existential-crisis record, more sprawling and a tad wiser while st
Fat Possum (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  January 14, 2011