Local glam-garage sensations and objects of much Pitchfork love, Smith Westerns are still a couple months away from releasing their second album, Dye It Blonde. They’ve shared a sneak peek, though, in the form of the song “Weekend” (after the jump), which backs up their claims that they’ve gone in a Britpop direction since their self-titled debut on HoZac. There’s a bit of T. Rexiness at the start of the song that links it to the first album, but otherwise it’s the kind of airy, sugary tune that back in Britpop’s heyday would’ve sent me and my friends straight to the imports section at Tower Records to drop ten bucks on a CD single.

Dye It Blonde comes out January 18 on Fat Possum.