Said the Whale - Hawaii

Format: CD
Label: private
Year: 2013
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: rock, pop
Value of Original Title: $15.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Rock Room, 2010's, British Columbia


Track Name
More Than This
I Love You
Safe To Say
On The Ropes
I Could Smoke
Oh K, Okay
Helpless Son
The Weight of the Season





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Said the Whale have taken a different approach to their fourth full-length release by using multiple recording sessions to spend time focusing on the individual songs, rather than trying to hammer out an entire album over one block of time. The result is a group of tracks that feel more fully developed while also creating a broader sound overall.

The Vancouver-based group have always had the unique ability to mix in a variety of genres and instruments into their songs, while managing to hold on to their distinct, signature sound. Even “Resolutions,” which might be the farthest stretch for the band – with a focus on electronics and a fading rap verse – still feels inherently like a STW track. They’re soulful (“Oh K, Okay”), they’re affectionate (“I Love You”) and they love their mothers (“Helpless Son”) – in some ways, they’re the perfect date.

While the lead singer/songwriter duo of Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft have conjured up many a great song, this feels like it might be the band’s first really great record. More and more, STW are beginning to sound like a band that truly enjoy what they do and are starting to show some longevity.
-Cory Jones, beatroute

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