CD of The Week from Smith Westerns
Soft Will is the third album from the Chicago band Smith Westerns. The band was formed in 2007 by Max Kakacek and Cullen Omori, who at the time were students at Chicago's Northside College Preparatory School. Cameron Omori, Cullen's brother, soon joined on bass. The current drummer in the Smith Westerns is Julien Ehrlich. Originally inspired by 1960's garage rock, Smith Westerns continue to refine their melodic indie rock sound on Soft Will.