Whitney - Light Upon the Lake

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LOVING this record. Guess I missed it when it came out in June, but I think it showed up in my Discovery playlist or something. Pretty much every song is a perfect little gem, full of hooks and precise guitar fills. Also, I love the use of horns all over the record.

schwantz, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 16:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

i like the drummer singer's jaunty manner in this vid, reminds me of how much fun it was to sing back-ups and play drums in an old band

flopson, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 17:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

Thanks, I enjoyed that!

schwantz, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 19:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i love 'No Matter Where We Go', the rest is pretty good too. i enjoy how well-defined the guitarist's style is

ciderpress, Tuesday, 11 October 2016 21:38 (six months ago) Permalink

love this album. it reminds me of real estate if they had an entirely different set of influences.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 October 2016 21:53 (six months ago) Permalink

have you heard the woods album from this year, J0rdan? it's a bit more 70's but pairs nicely with this one (and not just because one plays after the other on my itunes cuz of their alphabetical proximity heh)

flopson, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:21 (six months ago) Permalink

i always wanted to like woods but they never really stuck w/ me, i'll check it out tho

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:22 (six months ago) Permalink

love this album. it reminds me of real estate if they had an entirely different set of influences.

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:53 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this feels otm in a way i can't articulate

i really like this now. at first i was like wtf is with the singing but i'm used to it now.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:31 (six months ago) Permalink

i may have said this elsewhere but i like imagining this record as a lost lp buy a singer-songwriter type from the 70s who had some major label backing but never made a dent. the arrangements are really detailed and great.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:56 (six months ago) Permalink

it reminds me of real estate if they had an entirely different set of influences.

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:53 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

totally. also: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

flopson, Friday, 14 October 2016 13:18 (six months ago) Permalink

also i wanna live in the chorus to 'No Matter Where We Go'

I can take you out
I wanna drive around
With you with the windows down
And we can run all night

flopson, Friday, 14 October 2016 13:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah this album grew on me a lot. Whenever the horns show up>>>>>

Dave's Song or the title track are my favorites probably

I know hoes that know Ali Farka Toure (voodoo chili), Friday, 14 October 2016 13:53 (six months ago) Permalink

elton's into them - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/t-magazine/entertainment/elton-john-whitney-band.html

just sayin, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:02 (six months ago) Permalink

aw, that's a cool interview.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:07 (six months ago) Permalink

:)

schwantz, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:51 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Just saw them last night at the Independent. So good! Dude hit a couple of bum notes, but it's gotta be hard to sing exclusively in a falsetto. The rest of the band was tight, and it's always cool to see a band with a drummer as the lead singer. They sold out three shows at the Independent, and seemed incredibly stoked to be there. A lot of grumpy talk about how much Coachella sucked, which got old, but whatever. The band was tight, the lead guitar playing was perfect, and the trumpet sounded great (and the trumpetist was playing the rest of the horn section parts with his left hand on a keyboard!).

DJI, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 17:24 (six days ago) Permalink


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