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…]
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.
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
“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.”
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…]