Smith Westerns – “Soft Will”

SOft Will

On their third full-length release, Smith Westerns toy with nostalgia. Pleasant and obviously influenced, the music is filled with downbeat playfullness, piano flourishes, soaring guitar solos, lazy layered vocals, and pop landscapes. This albums sees them selecting the dreamier Beach House side of their previous material, rather than diving back into the T-Rex-esque mess-around garage rock. When it is allowed to cut through the pop haze, the guitar is a definite highlight, with crooning solos and cutting riffs.
RIYL: Beach House, Girls, Yuck
Play: 1, 5
FCC: Clean

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