Chicago's Whitney arrives as a fully formed gang of outsiders, their album rich in the musical history of the classic bands of the 60s and 70s.
Listen to The First Single “Golden Days” Here
Classic and modern at the same time, Whitney’s songs revel in concrete details, evocative turns of phrase, and thorny emotions that don't have exact names. The songs on Light Upon the Lake sound like they could have been written at any time in the last fifty years.
“We personified the band name into this person, and that helped a lot. We wrote the record as though one person were playing everything. We purposefully didn’t add a lot of parts and didn’t bother making everything perfect, because the character we had in mind wouldn’t do that.” –Whitney
Light Upon the Lake features the core of guitarist Max Kakacek (ex-Smith Westerns) and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra). The powerhouse duo manifests new energy as the character, Whitney!
“There's a lot of true feeling behind these songs:
“We wanted them to have a part of our personalities in them. We wanted the songs to have soul.” –Ehrlich
Whitney –Light Upon the Lake
Light Upon the Lake captures modern and classic styles in an abundance of emotion and intensity.
Whitney’s Light Upon the Lake marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band.
Whitney will be touring across North America with Wild Nothings and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Check the band’s website for the latest tour dates and locations.
Whitney’s first full-length album is released via Secretly Canadian. The limited edition Translucent Blue Vinyl will sell out quickly, so act fast to ensure that you get a copy.
- No Woman
- The Falls
- Golden Days
- Dave’s Song
- Light Upon the Lake
- No Matter Where We Go
- On My Own
- Red Moon
The best things come in thin square packages.
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Translucent Blue Vinyl
The Limited edition Translucent Blue Vinyl will look sweet as it spins around your turntable. Act fast to get your copy before it’s gone!
Free Digital Download
Vinyl at home, digital on the go. We get it! Free download card included with the album.