Cullen Omori (ex-Smith Westerns) Confirms Solo Album Details, Shares “Cinnamon” Video

New Misery Due Out March 18 via Sub Pop

Jan 07, 2016
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Smith Westerns somewhat quietly broke up in December 2014 after releasing three albums. Frontman and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Cullen Omori announced back in October that he'd signed to Sub Pop. Now the details of the his debut solo album has been announced. New Misery is due out March 18 via Sub Pop. Below is the video for the first single, "Cinnamon." It starts with Omori seemingly in a mental hospital reflecting on a former lover. Below is the video, followed by Omori's tour dates.

Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Fucked Up, and Vampire Weekend) recorded the album at the now defunct Treefort Studios and it was mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, and Bjork) at The Lodge.

"I had this overwhelming feeling that perhaps the apex of my life both as a musician and as an individual would be relegated to five years in my late teens/early 20s," said Omori in a press release. "This fear really forced me to work hard as to not see the Smith Westerns as an end but as a point along a bigger trajectory."

New Misery Tracklist:

1. No Big Deal
2. Two Kinds
3. Hey Girl
4. And Yet the World Still Turns
5. Cinnamon
6. Poison Dart
7. Sour Silk
8. Synthetic Romance
9. Be a Man
10. LOM
11. New Misery

Cullen Omori Tour Dates:

Feb. 03 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
Feb. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
Feb. 05 - Champaign, IL - The Accord
Mar. 24 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Mar. 25 - Madison, WI - High Noon
Mar. 26 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
Mar. 28 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Mar. 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Mar. 30 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Apr. 01 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Apr. 02 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
Apr. 03 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Apr. 05 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Apr. 07 - Los Angeles, CA - Telegram Ballroom
Apr. 08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Apr. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Apr. 11 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Jr
Apr. 12 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar
Apr. 13 - Houston, TX - Raven Tower
Apr. 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Apr. 16 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
Apr. 17 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Apr. 18 - DC, Washington - DC9
Apr. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Apr. 21 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Apr. 22 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Apr. 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern



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