Friday, January 08, 2016

Track Of The Day :: Cullen Omori - Cinnamon

Photo: Alexa Lopez

Words: Ellie Ward

After the Chicago glam/garage outfit Smith Westerns announced an “indefinite hiatus” at the end of 2014, frontman Cullen Omori signed to Sub Pop for a solo venture.

Taking his time with releasing material, Omori has now this week debuted his first single, the rather excellent 'Cinnamon'. Filled with dreamy, shimmering guitars, Omori describes as, “dark pop - it’s poppy, it’s fast, but it also has all the colors and tones that are kind of dark. It’s self-deprecating, which was kind of where I was at emotionally. That, you know, I could have this poppy song or whatever but I don’t think I’m a pop star. I’m closer to thinking I’m a piece of shit than I am a pop star.”

Omori has announced that his first album, titled 'New Misery' and produced by Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend, Fucked Up), will be released on March 18 through Sub Pop along with a North American tour.

Live dates:

03Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
04 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
05 Champaign, IL @ The Accord
15-20 Austin, TX SXSW
24 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
25 Madison, WI @ High Noon
26 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
28 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
30 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
01 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
02 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Fortune Sound Club
03 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
05 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
07 Los Angeles, CA @ Telegram Ballroom
08 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
11 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr
12 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
13 Houston, TX @ Raven Tower
15 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
16 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
17 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
18 Washington, DC @ DC9
19 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
21 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
22 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
24 Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern

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