When Chicago indie rockers Smith Westerns split up in 2014, we knew that it was only a matter of time before the various members began new projects. While the rest of the group want on to form folk rock outfit Whitney, former frontman Cullen Omori is going it alone on a new solo record, entitled New Misery. Bouncy synths and hazy guitar melodies populate this collection of pop-influenced tunes which, naturally, deal with the challenges of starting a new chapter in your life. Manitoba, Canada dreampop act the Living Hour supports.
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