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15 November 2011

Said the Whale's "New Brighton" EP Energizes

By Nancy Woo

Said the Whale, a riveting West Coast indie pop sensation, just released their latest EP, New Brighton, yesterday. It's a four-song long taster of tunes that's rollicking at times, tender at others, and indicative of the good stuff to come. Though the EP is sure to entice a desire for more, it should hold you over until Little Mountain, their third full-length album, set to be released on March 6th, 2012.

EP: New Brighton

Until then, you can download the single "Lines" from New Brighton here
(click to stream or right click to save as).

And to listen to more Said the Whale music, head over to their Bandcamp. Visit their official website to buy the EP for a mere $2.29.

Said the Whale formed in 2007 and since then, they have delivered a platter of intense, wracked-with-feeling, well-crafted pop songs that carry an undercurrent of a deep passion for living, tinged with a bit of dark folk, some happy chimes and meaty guitars.  
What are others saying about Said the Whale?

Chromewaves called Said the Whale "purveyors of effervescent pop with a distinctive west coast accent," and PopMatters describes their last LP with: "The 13 tracks on Islands Disappear practically leap from the speakers with a vibrancy that one would expect from a band still safely in the prime of their youth. Yet the authenticity which Islands Disappear attains is another matter. Said The Whale demonstrate with razor-sharp efficiency that they are not just a band that dreams of far-away landscapes. They are a band that has been there and lived to tell the tales. And they still sound hungry for more."

Watch the video for "Camilo (The Magician)" below:

And stay tuned for more romping pop tunes straight from the whale's mouth.


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