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Saturday, March 19 • 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Said The Whale

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Said The Whale formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriters Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. The pair's debut EP, Taking Abalonia, featured sunny west coast indie pop, with breezy harmonies, shimmering guitars, and lyrical tributes to their home city of Vancouver. In 2008, the album was rereleased as Howe Sounds/Talking Abalonia, featuring seven additional tracks that stretched the band's stylistic palate to include bubblegum folk ("The Light Is You"), thundering hard rock ("Last Tree Standing") and gentle ukulele ballads ("The Real of It"). After several personnel changes, the group settled upon a five-piece lineup that included bassist Peter Carruthers, drummer Spencer Schoening, and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown. The quintet embarked upon a rigorous touring schedule, crossing Canada numerous times and landing high profile gigs at V-Fest 2008 in Calgary and the nationally televised Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill. The band released their follow up album, Islands Disappear, on Oct 13, 2009 via Upper Management/EMI. Produced by Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers, Mother Mother) and Tom Dobrzanski, the latest album draws on the experience of driving across Canada, from the van breaking down in Manitoba ("Dear Elkhorn") to camping in Alberta ("Emerald Lake, AB"). The album’s first single, "Camilo (The Magician)," with its gritty powerchords and sunny powerpop chorus, was dubbed the "song of the summer" by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3, while the track “Emerald Lake, AB” was given the CBC Bucky Award for Most Canadian Song. With stylistic forays that include backwoods folk ("False Creek Change") and danceable ukulele/glockenspiel rave-ups ("Goodnight Moon"), it's the sound of a band coming into its own, delivering on the promise of its early recordings.
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With Little Mountain, Said The Whale has crafted its most adventurous effort yet; venturing into everything from soaring, horn-laden cabaret ("The Reason") to jaggedly syncopated rock ("We Are 1980") and effervescent guitar pop ("Loveless").http://saidthewhale.com


Saturday March 19, 2011 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Paradise 401 E 6th St

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