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Said The Whale Announce Western US Tour

On the heels of their acclaimed LP As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide and new single “Nothing Makes Me Happy”, Vancouver trio Said The Whale have announced a string of US tour dates. The chart-topping, JUNO Award-winning outfit will be taking their dynamic live show down the west coast in support of their fifth studio album – released earlier this year.

Tour Dates:
October 12 – Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern
October 16 – San Francisco, CA at Cafe du Nord
October 17 – Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Theatre
October 18 – San Diego, CA at Space
October 22 – Eugene, OR at WOW Hall
October 23 – Portland, OR at Lola’s Room

THE ELWINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM BEAUTY COMMUNITY OUT OCTOBER 13, 2017 ANNOUNCE CANADA-WIDE FALL TOUR

Toronto-based pop-rock quartet, The Elwins are gearing up for the release of their third full-length LP Beauty Community out October 13 via Hidden Pony (Canada/US) and Elwins Music Group (outside North America). Beauty Community features 13 freshly minted and ridiculously catchy tracks, including first single “Hey! Ya, You”. Listen + Share the single HERE. The album is available for pre-order as of today HERE. The band has also announced a national tour kicking off September 3, which includes a date at The Mod Club in Toronto on December 3. See below for details on upcoming tour dates. More will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Watch Empty Lungs’ Video For The New Single “Don’t Get It”

Belfast, Ireland punk trio Empty Lungs release new video for lead single “Don’t Get It”.

The song is off the band’s upcoming EP of the same name, out March 10. [Read more…]

Said The Whale Release Lead Single “Step Into The Darkness”

Following the announcement of their fifth studio album, Vancouver’s Said The Whale has released lead single “Step Into The Darkness” today with NYLON.

As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, out on March 31 via Hidden Pony Records, was recorded during a time of significant change. Previously operating as a five-piece, the current trio – made up of frontmen Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown – entered the studio with no preconceptions and no concrete plan. With the help of We Are The City’s Cayne McKenzie on production duties, the finished product is Said The Whale’s most collaborative, focused album to date. Previous records highlighted the contrast between the two founders’ eclectic rock influences and salt-of-the-earth folksiness. Here, their styles become one.

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SAID THE WHALE ANNOUNCE FIFTH FULL-LENGTH LP FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 31, 2017

SELECT CANADIAN DATES ANNOUNCED NEW SINGLE OUT IN JANUARY 2017

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 RecordsSaid 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.

SAMO_12_JACKET_NEW“(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.” [Read more…]