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 (one year 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkrPSi6LMrI

flopson, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 17:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks, I enjoyed that!

schwantz, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 19:18 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

aw, that's a cool interview.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:07 (one year ago) Permalink

:)

schwantz, Thursday, 20 October 2016 03:51 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

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just sayin, Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

^ what was that? This is a great band, I'm stoked to go see them play in a couple of weeks!

Dan I., Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

It was the album cover of their demos thing that they just put out

just sayin, Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks 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, October 11, 2016 5:38 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post 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 5:53 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post 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, October 12, 2016 10:21 AM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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

https://i.imgur.com/Y0Q5xT5.jpg

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

why not all three

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sounds like a great show!

DJI, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

I went to a Whitney show last week, and was pretty disappointed. Maybe they were just near the end of a long tour, but they seemed pretty frazzled. The drummer/singer dude in particular seemed emotionally delicate, like he might go Cat Power at any moment. Drumming and singing is obviously incredibly difficult for anyone, but he was definitely having a hard time of it.

It seemed like five minutes of stage talk before every two minute song, and shit just got annoying. Maybe I was just grumpy that night, but I left before the end of the show when he stopped a song in the middle in order to call some random dude up on stage to sing with them before starting the song over.

Dan I., Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

Still love the album though

Dan I., Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:23 (seven months ago) Permalink


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