2013 has seen the release of Smith Western's new album Soft Will, and soft is a word I'd definitely use to describe their music, but in a good way. At times suggesting '80s alt rockers My Bloody Valentine with its dreamy guitars and heavenly synth, each individual song is a sublime trip into psychedelic indie pop taking you to new places. But then, the Chicago trio have always had a knack for transporting listeners beyond their normal music routine, since their 2009 debut. Always energetic, youthful and fresh, Smith Westerns take you up, up and away tonight at the Glass House, along with Wampire.
Sun., Aug. 11, 7 p.m., 2013