Quick run down - Whitney, is a 6 piece Chicago based band, formed in early 2015, shortly after the break up of Smith Westerns, whichguitarist Mac Kakacek and drummer Julien Ehrlich were apart of, (and yes Julien also played for Unknown Mortal Orchestra). In June they released Light Upon the Lake, which is literally one of the most beautiful albums I have heard in a long time, its a nice sit down think about your life, but feel good but also sad sort of “front to back” listen.
Okay so its one thing to listen to the album, but real talk it is truly another to see them live, Whitney first of all doesn’t have “the usual” stage set up, since Ehrlich is the lead vocals his drum set is actually front and center on the stage. But they have created music you can really feel, Whitney truly creates an emotion during their live performances. While Whitney’s twitter truly creates commotion, but thats another story, just follow the twitter if you’re “one of those people”.
In short if you’re into groovy tunes, horn sections, cute boys and like the idea of Bon Iver but way better, then you should listen to Whitney. Also they have these limited addition socks that come out 10/08 with the “Whitney Rose” on them and you should probably buy a pair, because tis the season to have trendy sock game.
Songs You Should Check Out:
- Golden Days
- Dave's Song
- No Woman
- On My Own
Videos You Should Check Out: