You will be hearing a lot more about Smith Westerns over the next 12 months. Even if you think that 2011 will be different, that you will try to resist the barrage of new bands the blogs talk about, you won’t be able to keep away from Smith Westerns.

What will be their second album will drop over the first half of next year and at its centre will be the epic ‘Weekend’, the video of which is below. It reminds me of Surfer Blood in that it is one of the catchiest things you have ever heard. Surfer Blood’s ‘Swim’ was one of the best tracks of 2010 and ‘Weekend’ has a lot of its tenets. It has the sweet guitar line, the rousing chorus and so much more.

And watching the video for ‘Weekend’ also brings back so many memories of my youth, hanging down the mall, and er…. yeah, you get the picture.

There is a great interview with the band here.