Tuesday musical discovery people. I really enjoy discovering new band and since I’m a generous person, I want to share it with you Chronicle army.
I present you Said The Whale. This Vancouver band is a mix of Paul Simon and a little bit Garfunkel, The Stills, a little touch of Death Cab for Cutie with the edginess in my eyes and my mind. There new album As long as your eyes are wide just came out like a few days ago. They will be playing this Thursday at the Petit Campus in Montreal.
Guess who will cover this psychedelic and fun show.
My favorite song of their brand new baby is Confidence. I love the 80’s New Wave sound since I’m a proud product of the early 80’s.
Here a little bio from this beautiful band and a big thank you to the amazing JB for this beautiful and insightful text:
Long before Vancouver’s Said The Whale became a JUNO Award-winning, radio chart-topping indie rock band, it was an exploratory songwriting experiment led by high school friends Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester. Now, a decade since their 2007 formation, they have taken the project back to its freeform roots while simultaneously venturing forward into uncharted art-pop territory.
As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, the band’s fifth studio album, marks a return to the group’s formative philosophies. Set for release on March 31, 2017 via Hidden Pony Records, Said The Whale recorded their latest batch of songs in various Vancouver studios, with We Are The City’s Cayne McKenzie serving as producer; helping to reconfigure song textures, soaking scratch vocals in effects and stitching back together song fragments into completed tracks. The sessions were briefly interrupted by the birth of Tyler’s son, and Jaycelyn, newly married, had to record some of her parts while on her extended honeymoon in Southeast Asia.
“(As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide) is a return to how Tyler and I used to make music,” notes Ben, “which is just experimenting with anything and everything. We started out using Casio keyboards and drumbeats on our computers, and then we turned into a rock band. This is a return to being free to make anything.”
Through all the years, the racked up international tour miles, and internal change the band has weathered, this new record remains true to the spirit of Said The Whale’s classic work. At its core, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide is a singer-songwriter record, guided by introspective lyrics and arresting, alchemical group harmonies. “This is our most personal, earnest record for sure,” Tyler says. “Even the upbeat songs are lamenting and sad.”
The first single from the album will be released in early January 2017. The band previously announced a select number of shows in Alberta and Saskatchewan with additional dates to follow in the spring. Tickets for the newly announced March/April 2017 dates will go on sale Friday, December 16.
SAID THE WHALE – CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
March 31 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *sold out*
April 1 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
April 4 – Rum Runners at London Music Hall – London, ON
April 5 – Bronson Centre Theatre – Ottawa, ON
April 6 – Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
April 7 – Centre In The Square – Kitchener, ON
April 8 – The Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
April 11 – Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
April 12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
April 13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
April 27 – Hope Bay Studio – Pender Island, BC
April 28 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC
April 29 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 3 – The Habitat – Kelowna, BC
May 4 – Commonwealth Bar – Calgary, AB
May 5 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
May 6 – Cosmopolitan – Saskatoon, SK
May 7 – Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB