Whales / Whales
Album: Whales   Collection:General
Artist:Whales   Added:May 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-23 Pull Date: 2009-10-25
Week Ending: Oct 25 Oct 11 Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 3 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 27, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
Whales Theme
4. Oct 18, 2009: Gumdrop Freight Train
The Sum Of All Evils Pt 2
2. Jan 31, 2010: The DJ Never Has It
5. Oct 09, 2009: The DJ Never Has It
Whales Theme
3. Oct 22, 2009: New Playlist
The Ballad Of Hardly Ever
6. Sep 26, 2009: Scatterbrain Radio

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-08-13
What a weird little EP. Post-punk, psych, garage, and a classic rock edge... and somehow every track on this thing sounds like a different band. I hate to compare these guys to Bauhaus, but. Atmospheric, minimalist, some cultish chants, the most prominent instrument is usually drums. Wavering, off-key, at times distorted vocals.

Whales are Ryan Adlaf & John Nixon, out of LA. Other than that, I have no idea where they dropped from. Their MySpace link is invalid. I can’t find their label either. They are veritably absent from the intertubes. This is the way local music should be!

try: 3, 2
FCC: 4

1. “whoa whoa whoa whoa whales”? short & silly introducing-the-band pop punk song. hollow drums, driving guitar, high keys.
*2. faster/chaotic psych rock. garagey electric, quick drumrolls, echo-back vocals, really exuberant “ooh!”s.
*3. goth rock. stick-drums and an eerie/repetitive “bela lugosi’s dead” guitar lick. witchy munchkin/chipmunk vocals. chanty emo chorus: “i wish i was dead / i want to disappear”, etc.
4. FCC weird electro. snappy drum machine & bass. callbacky verse, handclaps, thin shrill guitar doubles vocal melody. a little like gang of four.
5. bright, melancholy emopop sound. cricket-noise percussion, mainstreamy vocals and shimmery guitar. a heavier chorus, then a post-punky guitar bit / bridge.

Track Listing
1. Whales Theme   3. The Sum Of All Evils Pt 2
2. The Ballad Of Hardly Ever   4. Ae
  5. Kimbo