White Whale and Silent Kids coming to The EARL, Nov. 8
One upcoming show I'm going to try to see will be on November 8 at The EARL. That evening White Whale will grace the stage at my favorite little East Atlanta hangout with Atlanta-based psych-popsters Silent Kids opening up.
White Whale got quite a bit of attention this summer, and their debut WWI has been well-received. The band is made up of singer/guitarist Matt Suggs (ex-Butterglory), bassist Rob Pope (ex-Get Up Kids), and former members of Thee Higher Burning Fire (John Anderson, Zach Holland, and Dustin Kinsey). They're based out of Lawrence, Kansas, and they play a brand of indie rock reminiscent of some of their more daring Merge labelmates (is that a great label or what?). Here is "The Admiral" from their current release:
White Whale - The Admiral
For more on White Whale, check out their MySpace.
In addition, here are a couple of tracks from Silent Kids:
Silent Kids - Drift Into the Summer
Silent Kids - Engine of a Lifetime
For more on Silent Kids, check out their MySpace.
You can also stream the entire White Whale album courtesy of Merge Records.
Also playing with White Whale and Silent Kids that night are The Never, whom I don't know much about.
Tix to the November 8 show are available online. Here are the remaining tour dates for White Whale:
Oct. 31 Toronto @ Sneaky Dee's
Nov. 1 Montreal @ La Sala Rossa
Nov. 2 Boston @ TT the Bear's
Nov. 5 Philly @ The Khyber
Nov. 6 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov. 7 Chapel Hill @ Local 506
Nov. 8 Atlanta @ The EARL
Nov. 9 Nashville @ The End
Nov. 10 Columbia, MO @ Blue Fugue
Nov. 11 Lincoln, NE @ Chatterbox
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