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…]

“AN EVENING WITH” SAID THE WHALE CANADIAN TOUR SET FOR APRIL & MAY 2016

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SAID THE WHALE will be touring Canada in the spring of 2016 in a reverse engineering exercise to road test new material for their next album. The Juno-award winning group have committed to a tour with a full set of songs that literally haven’t been written yet. Specifically selecting smaller, more intimate venues for the April and May dates, each night will be “an evening with” Said The Whale featuring a set of brand new material, followed by a set of Said The Whale classics. [Read more…]

Holiday Greetings!

We hope you’re gearing up for the cold weather and holiday season as best you can.

To help you get through the coming winter months we’re offering a Hidden Pony Holiday Bundle that is sure to warm your cockles.
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Choose 3 vinyl records from the Hidden Pony catalogue, one 7″ and a free t-shirt for the incredible price of $45 + shipping. Digital download for the albums you choose will be emailed to you when the package ships.

If you’d like to sample some of Hidden Pony’s finest to help you choose, hop on over to Spotify and check out the Hidden Pony Holiday playlist. Inspired by the holiday season, the playlist features gems like “Cinnamon” by The Dirty Nil, “The Weight of the Season” by Said the Whale, and “Shining Star” by The Elwins.

 

Said The Whale – Canadian Tour Dates Announced

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“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 ZolasWe 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:

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