Chicago band Whitney have announced their debut album, Light Upon the Lake, due out June 3rd on Secretly Canadian.
The news of their impending album comes in the wake of their last single release, ‘No Woman’ which has been immediately followed up with ‘Golden Days’, a soulful, romantic country-rock sound fit enough to melt your heart.
Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek who was previously with the Smith Westerns, and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich, who himself departed Mortal Orchestra, Whitney blew the crowd away with the recent performance at SXSW.
“We were both writing as this one character, and whenever we were stuck, we’d ask, ‘What would Whitney do in this situation?’,” Kakacek said.
“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.”
Far Out’s Track of the Day, ‘Golden Days’:
Whitney also shared news of a new run of UK and EU tour dates, including London and Manchester dates as well as a small run of summer UK festivals – full information below.
Tue, Jun 14 – London Oslo Hackney
Wed, Jun 15 – Manchester Gullivers
Fri, Jun 17 – Brussels Botanique Rotonde
Sat, Jun 18 – Paris Point Ephemere
Mon, Jun 19 – Hamburg Molotow
Tue, Jun 20 – Berlin Sommerloft
Wed, Jun 22 – Amsterdam OT301
9th-13th, August 2016 – Oya Festival 2016
19th-21st August 2016 – Lowlands 2016
18th-21st August 2016 – Green Man 2016
2nd-4th September 2016 – End Of The Road 2016