Said the Whale - Album News and Tour
JUNO AWARD WINNERS FOR “NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR”
SAID THE WHALE SET THEIR SIGHTS ON U.S. WITH FORTHCOMING RELEASE AND TOUR
LITTLE MOUNTAIN is due on March 6, 2012
This may be Said The Whale’s third LP but the Canadian indie-popsters are still educating the U.S. masses, and their forthcoming album, Little Mountain, is a superb introduction. Their latest effort is their most adventurous to date and will be released in North America on March 6, 2012 via Hidden Pony Records/EMI, and in the U.K and Europe on March 12. The pre-order from iTunes will go live on February 20.
Said The Whale have been making their pretty music for some time, and in this past year were rewarded with the highest accolade available in their home land – a JUNO Award. The band snagged the crown for “New Group Of The Year” in 2011 and made their mark even bigger.
Little Mountain finds the group defying rock conventions without sacrificing any of their pop smarts. Said The Whale enlisted the juggernaut production prowess of Tom Dobrzanski, and multiple Grammy Award winner Jack Joseph Puig, who mixed the 15-track collection. Their combined efforts steered the song suites to explode out of the speakers, as they shepherded the band’s signature sound to a new level.
More diverse than previous albums, Little Mountain is a multi-stylistic tour-de-force that ventures into everything from soaring, horn-laden cabaret ("The Reason") to jaggedly syncopated rock ("We Are 1980") and effervescent guitar pop ("Loveless"). First single, “Heavy Ceiling,” is a dancefloor-ready ditty that reflects the confident and razor-sharp sound that dominates this LP.
Starting in early February and leading up to the release date, Said The Whale will regularly offer videos as exclusives, each coinciding with the 15 album tracks. The band partnered with Vancouver-based production company Amazing Factory for their ambitious endeavor, who helped re-imagine the band’s vivid lyrical imagery. Tune into Exclaim.ca for the premier of “1980” on February 7.
On February 25, the band will host a very special video screening and album launch at the Rio Theatre in their hometown of Vancouver. It will mark the beginning of the customary Said The Whale whirlwind tour schedule that will take the band across Canada, through the US, UK and Europe this year.
Feb 25 Rio Theatre Vancouver, BC
March 2 Q Café Seattle, WA
March 5 Luigi's Fun Garden Sacramento, CA
March 6 Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA
March 8 Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA
March 10 Plush Tucson, AZ
March 11 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
March 13-18 SXSW Austin, TX
March 22 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
March 23 M Room Philadelphia, PA
March 24 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
March 27 Peppers Pub Saint John, NB, CAN
March 28 Reflections Cabaret Halifax, NS, CAN
March 30 Grenfell College Cornerbrook, NFLD, CAN
March 31 venue TBA St. John's, NFLD, CAN
April 5 UPEI Charlottetown, PEI, CAN
April 7 Charlotte St Arts Centre Fredericton, NB, CAN
April 8 Le Cercle Quebec City, QC, CAN
April 10 Le Divan Orange Montreal, QC, CAN
April 11 Ritual Ottawa, ON, CAN
April 12 This Ain't Hollywood Hamilton, ON, CAN
April 13 The Great Hall Toronto, ON, CAN
April 14 London Music Hall (Lounge) London, ON, CAN
April 16 Capitol Theatre Windsor, ON, CAN
April 17 The Lager House Detroit, MI
April 18 Double Door Chicago,IL
April 20 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
April 21 Park Theatre Winnipeg, MB, CAN
April 23 Artful Dodger Regina, SK, CAN
April 24 Broadway Theatre Saskatoon, SK, CAN
April 25 Myer Horowitz Edmonton, AB, CAN
April 26 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB, CAN
April 28 The Habitat Kelowna, BC, CAN
May 3 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC, CAN
May 4 Alix Goolden Hall Victoria, BC, CAN
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