Lyrics from All Die YoungSmith Westerns are an indie rock band founded in 2007 in Chicago, Illinois by prep schoolmates Cullen Omori (guitar, vocals) and Max Kakacek (guitar). The group was solidified in 2008 after recruiting Cullen’s brother, Cameron Omori, on bass and Hal James on drums in 2008. Their debut release, a 7” vinyl single on Chicago-based HoZac Records, quickly sold out of its first two pressings. In 2009, the group’s debut LP The Smith Westerns was released and was supported by a tour with No Bunny, where they would play as the opening act as well as No Bunny’s backing band. Later that year, Fat Possum Records signed the group and released the LP Dye It Blonde to mainstream success, with a US chart position of #114. The album features studio drumming by John Eatherly (Turbo Fruits) and Brian Chase (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs).