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.”