Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Devil Whale Drop Full Length Teeth Today!
Upon the first listen, it's clear that Salt Lake City's The Devil Whale possess a genuine small-town aesthetic that most indie-folk bands only strive to capture. Anyone who has heard the music of Brinton Jones will agree that his songs are literature of the heart. Like a book bound by melody, harmony, and honesty, they unfold before you. Paragraphs become verses and chapters become choruses, leaving room for interpretation and relation. Brinton is as much an author as he is a songwriter.
With Jones at the helm as the primary songwriter on vocals and guitar, The Devil Whale is the product of a collaboration between Brinton and long-time friends Jake Fish (on bass) and Cameron Runyan (on drums). In more recent years, that collaboration has been rounded out with the addition of Jamie Timm on lead guitar and Wren Kennedy on keyboards.
Their second full-length, Teeth, out now, draws from the band’s 60’s and 70’s garage and pop influences such as The Animals, The Kinks, and Harry Nilsson. With the help of an EP (Young Wives, 2010) between their first full-length and this release, Teeth has evolved to have a little more “bite” than their debut full-length, Like Paraders (2008). The album plays host to a plethora of talented players, including friends from Seattle’s The Head And The Heart singing on the track "Magic Numbers."
In support of the release, The Devil Whale can be caught live from coast-to-coast (and back again) throughout 2011.
Head here to find out where you can grab a copy of the record.
US TOUR DATES:
5/27/11: SALT LAKE CITY, UT - URBAN LOUNGE - CD RELEASE SHOW
6/02/11: NAMPA, ID - FLYING M COFFEE GARAGE
6/03/11: SEATTLE, WA - HIGH DIVE
6/04/11: PORTLAND, OR - LAURELTHIRST
6/05/11: MCKINLEYVILLE, CA - SIX RIVER'S BREWERY
6/07/11: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AMNESIA
6/08/11: SANTA CRUZ, CA - CREPE PLACE
6/10/11: DAVIS, CA - SOPHIA'S
6/13/11: SAN DIEGO, CA - SODA BAR
6/14/11: LOS ANGELES, CA - SILVERLAKE LOUNGE
6/15/11: TEMPE, AZ - YUCCA TAPROOM
6/16/11: FLAGSTAFF, AZ - MIA'S LOUNGE
6/17/11: SEDONA, AZ - OLDE SEDONA
8/10/11: TROUTDALE, OR - EDGEFIELD - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/11/11: CENTRALIA, WA - OLYMPIC CLUB - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/13/11: FOREST GROVE, OR - GRAND LODGE - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/16/11: PORTLAND, OR - LOLA'S ROOM - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/17/11: BEND, OR - OLD ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/18/11: PORTLAND, OR - KENNEDY SCHOOL - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/19/11: GEARHART, OR - SAND TRAP - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
8/20/11: MCMINNVILLE, OR - HOTEL OREGON - GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC TOUR
Posted: 5/24/2011 07:15:00 PM