Smith Westerns’ “Varsity” is the Perfect Song for Summer

Varsity - Smith Westerns

For some reason Smith Westerns’ single “Varsity” passed me by last March on its release. Fortunately the Chicago indie rockers have followed it up with a brand new video and I’m now in love with the track. Filled with youthful swagger and a jangly pop sensibility, the song is a joyful celebration of young love and the perfect soundtrack to your summer.

The video follows through on the song’s celebration of love with a fairly unashamed portrait of young lovers which is filled with handstands, shared cigarettes and plenty of making-out. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, it features model Marcel Castenmiller and his real-life girlfriend Sara Powell.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming third LP Soft Will which is released on June 11 through Mom + Pop Records. For those too prudish or cynical for lovers locking lips you can stream the single on Soundcloud here. Prepare for it to soundtrack your summer!

Philip Kennedy

May 13, 2013 / By