SAID THE WHALE
“I LOVE YOU” HITS #1 ON CANADIAN MEDIABASE ALTERNATIVE CHART
iTUNES ALBUM PRE-ORDER FOR hawaiii AVAILABLE NOW
CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED & THE CASBY AWARDS ON OCTOBER 10
Vancouver’s SAID THE WHALE has seen their lead single I Love You, from their forthcoming new album hawaiii claim the #1 spot at Alternative Radio in Canada this week. hawaiii is set for release on September 17, 2013 via Hidden Pony Records. The album was co-produced by Tom Dobrzanski (The Zolas, We Are The City) and lead singer/songwriter Tyler Bancroft. hawaiii was mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F (The Stills, Rah Rah). hawaiii is currently available for pre-order on iTunes in Canada, here:
Over the weekend, Said The Whale released their take on a playful karaoke version of I Love You on their social media. The band is also running a ‘karaoke contest’ for fans, inviting them to tweet @saidthewhale or post their version of the song on the band’s Facebook wall for a chance to win a signed, vinyl test-pressing of hawaiii. Check out the karaoke track and give it a whirl, here:
SAID THE WHALE confirm their new studio album, hawaiii will be released on September 17, 2013. Intentionally using a lower-case ‘h’ and ending in a trifecta of ‘i’s’ the Vancouver-based quintet and 2011 JUNO Award winners for New Group Of The Year wanted to put some distance and distinction between the sun-filled U.S. State, so far from their Vancouver, BC home base.
The album title also mirrors the different way Said The Whale assembled this new album. Singer/songwriter Tyler Bancroft noted: “Instead of booking a solid block of time to record the entire album, we did it in short bursts over a period of six months. The time in between sessions allowed us to reflect on what we’d recorded, to tour and road-test some of the songs, and to continue writing.”
PRE-ORDER PACKAGE FOR NEW ALBUM, VIOLENT AVAILABLE TODAY
COMPANION FEATURE LENGTH FILM, SHOT IN NORWAY WITH ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY WE ARE THE CITY ANNOUNCED
We Are The City will release their sophomore album, Violent on June 4, 2013 on Hidden Pony Records. They will support the release with a Canadian tour starting on June 6 in Edmonton at Avenue Theatre and wrapping up with a resounding BC homecoming date on July 4 at The Vogue. The band will also play NXNE in Toronto at The Rivoli on June 14. All tour dates are noted below.
A Violent pre-order package is available today, exclusively at wearethecity.ca
It offers fans Violent on 180 gram, clear vinyl, a digital download, cassette, band demo’s, stems, unreleased videos and footage around the making of the record, 14 prints, b-sides and more! Full details, and a click to purchase via the link.
Due to an increased demand, SAID THE WHALE is moving forward the release date of their new EP by two weeks to June 4, 2013. Currently sitting at #11 on the Mediabase Alternative Rock chart and charting Top 20 at #18 on the BDS Modern Rock chart, the EP namesake single I Love You scored out of the box adds at stations across Canada and saw debut airplay on Alt Nation (Sirius XM) and at stations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Denver, Baltimore, Seattle and Portland – where KNRK moves the track to Heavy Rotation this week. [Read more...]