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"It's early on a Friday morning and Cullen Omori is outside his Chicago apartment smoking the first of several cigarettes," Ben Homewood writes for NME.

"It's cold and he has nothing much to do and nowhere in particular to go. Cullen's well used to days like this one. In December 2014 his band, cult indie trio Smith Westerns, broke up leaving the 25-year old feeling bored and aimless one day, morose and insecure the next.

"'It got pretty dark at times,' he says, puffing out his cheeks. In between occasional cleaning shifts at a hospital, he struggled to find the confidence to work on new songs and couldn't kick drug and alcohol habits picked up over five years on the road.

"Unqualified to do anything else, he questioned everything. Smith Westerns had been his life - he didn't know it any other way."


"Synthetic Romance" from the forthcoming New Misery (March 18/Sub Pop).


Reggies Rock Review
"Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band put on a big damn performance in the Windy City on Friday night."


"We Live Dangerous."


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