Ascendant Chicago band, Whitney have announced their debut album, Light Upon the Lake, due out June 3rd on Secretly Canadian. This follows on the heels of recent inescapable single 'No Woman' and a much talked about SXSW trip. Check out the band's new music video 'Golden Days' below.
Light Upon The Lake marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band. To say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek (ex-Smith Westerns) and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra), the band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone.
These ten songs on Light Upon the Lake sound like they could have been written at any time in the last fifty years. Ehrlich and Kakacek emerge as imaginative and insightful songwriting partners, impressive in their scope and restraint as they mold classic rock lyricism into new and personal shapes without sound revivalist or retro. “I’m searching for those golden days,” sings Ehrlich, with a subtle ripple of something that sounds like hope, on the track “Golden Days,” available for streaming today and accompanied by a self-made video.
Light Upon The Lake Tracklisting
1. No Woman / 2. The Falls / 3. Golden Days / 4. Dave’s Song / 5. Light Upon The Lake / 6. No Matter Where We Go / 7. On My Own / 8. Red Moon / 9. Polly / 10. Follow