THE SMITH STREET BAND 'Don't F_ck With Our Dreams' 10"
The Smith Street Band inadvertently stumbled into the spotlight last year with their “perversely catchy” second album Sunshine & Technology, prompting an outrageously warm response from fans both old and new. The four-piece toured relentlessly - racking up more than enough stories to fuel a thousand albums - before hibernating at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios with Matt Voigt (The Nation Blue, Paul Kelly, The Dirty Three) for the recording of this heavily anticipated follow-up. In a way 'Don't F_ck With Our Dreams' is a snapshot; a volume that explores a period of time between one album and the next.
"....birthed in misery but emerges swathed in triumph. The title track is an exultant meditation on the sometimes gruelling but inevitably rewarding touring life, while Ducks Fly Together is about leaving someone behind to hit that same road and the remaining tracks are equally anthemic. Wil Wagner's words once again carry the heft but the band sounds taut and road-hardened – the complete package. One of the country's best new prospects." - TheMusic