Posts Tagged ‘said the whale’

August 11, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.09.2017

Feature music – August 9th, 2017
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August 10, 2017

“Nothing makes me happy” sings Vancouver’s Said The Whale in the opening bars of their surprise new single, except we beg to differ. The indie rockers’ anthemic new tune certainly makes us very content, if not absolutely overjoyed. Nothing Makes Me Happy starts with the bluesy stomping energy of a Cold War Kids song before it shifts gears into Tame Impala like spacey electro splendor then settles into a roiling sea of spunky alt pop . Fellow Canadian WILLA turns in ravishing additional vocals on the whirlwind and dynamic indie jam, accompanied by luscious synth swells and an infectious urgency. A touch of funk even lurks in its lavishly crafted bosom. The sumptuous new tune follows on the heels of Said The Whale’s recent album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, out now via Hidden Pony Records. 

April 4, 2017

But a few days ago, Vancouver’s Said The Whale released their highly anticipated new album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide after having teased us with so many incredible tunes off the album leading up to its release date. If you’re a close follower of IHM and you’ve listened through the record, one song might have popped out as strangely familiar despite not being one of the previews we’ve shared. As it turns out, Tyler from Said The Whale was also involved in an indie project named P’ARIS. Last year, we gleefully shared P’ARIS’ song Confidence. Tyler has since combined the two projects into one, and Said The Whale has re-worked and re-released Confidence with a new video, too. He took over the vocals from his friend Rosie to give us this new rendition of the velvet thrumming and flushed grooving electronic pop song. Confidence is more sublime than ever. The song is about “slowly coming to terms with the realities of adulthood”, but all I want to do is shirk all responsibility and sink for all eternity into Said The Whale’s vibrant plushness. As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide is out now on iTunes.

March 22, 2017

We’ve heard some phenomenal tunes from Said The Whale’s new album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, which leaves us eagerly counting down the days until its release on March 31st. Our impatience grows ever more as the Vancouver mainstays reveal yet another treasure from the release. This time around, Said The Whale addresses a personal and poignant topic, one which some might even consider taboo because of how much pain, trauma, and sorrow it entails. Miscarriage is meant to be cathartic and therapeutic, which it most certainly is. It’s breathtaking, to say the least, building ever magnificently into emotionally charged peaks of lush indietronica grandeur. The song breaks our hearts then lifts us up. We ride its surging wave and arrive at the same conclusion Said The Whale draws by the end of the song: “everything is beautiful.” The band co-produced the song with STINT. You can pre-order As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, here. Alternate stream of Miscarriage available via Soundcloud below.

February 10, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 02.08.2017 – 02.09.2017

Featured music – February 8-9, 2017

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February 9, 2017

Earlier this year, Vancouver’s Said The Whale delighted their droves of fans with a beautiful new single and the announcement of a new album to arrive on March 31st. It’s become clear that As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide is an album not to miss now that the band has previewed another treat from the record, a lush shimmering indie gem named Heaven. Said The Whale are heavenly indeed on this cottony ethereal, dreamy twirling synthpop and indie rock hybrid. As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide can be pre-ordered now from iTunes.

January 7, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.05.2017 – 01.06.2017

Featured music – January 5-6, 2017

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January 6, 2017

Vancouver folk rockers Said The Whale invite us to “Step Into The Darkness” with their beautiful new single, the first from their upcoming full length As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, out March 31st on Hidden Pony Records. Except, instead of stepping into the dark, I find myself bathed in a warm, comforting glow. The trio serenades us by melding synth hued luster with rustic charm, lifting our spirits and reassuring us in the sublime process.