Whitney

Light Upon The Lake (Secretly Canadian & Lead Riders)

Contact Patrick Tilley about Whitney

Secretly Canadian and Lead Riders have teamed up to present vital new music from exciting newcomers Whitney who are offering a first glimpse of what’s to come in 2016 with “No Woman.” In spite of its own lost soul whistfulness, there’s something immediately comforting and simple at the core of “No Woman,” the latest sonic missive from Chicago’s Whitney. It’s as soothing to your musical memory as the first two bars of The Chordette’s “Mr. Sandman.” It’s as unfettering and wind-through-your-hair of America’s “Pacific Coast Highway” — albeit here in an edible-induced cruise control.

 

Drummer/vocalist Julien Ehrlich’s (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra) naked, soft-edged falsetto charmingly guides us through this breakup bender amid subdued strings and velveteen horn section bursts: “I left drinkin’ on the city train to spend some time on the road/Then one morning I woke up in LA, caught my breath on the coast/I’ve been going through a change/I might never be sure/I’m just walking in a haze/I’m not ready to turn.”

 

With writing partnership of Ehrlich and Max Kakacek (guitar, ex-Smith Westerns), Whitney has given us an anthem for moseying on and forgiving yourself of your many fumbles. Julien explains, “‘No Woman’ started to take shape when I woke up on a friend’s floor one morning. He was taking a shower and the chorus popped into my head while I was grabbing my stuff to go home. Later on Max and I sat down and wrote the chords and song structure in our apartment. It’s about losing the love of your life and being thrown into an aimless journey because of it.” This is a feeling that pervades the collection of songs the band has written and recorded over the last year, and has prepped for later in 2016.

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Tour

  •  
    Apr 01, 2017
    Iowa City, IA
    The Mill

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    Apr 02, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    Triple Rock Social Club

  •  
    Apr 03, 2017
    Fargo, ND
    Aquarium

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    Apr 04, 2017
    Winnipeg, MB
    WECC

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    Apr 06, 2017
    Saskatoon, SK
    Amigos

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    Apr 07, 2017
    Edmonton, AB
    Needle

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    Apr 08, 2017
    Calgary, AB
    Commonwealth

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    Apr 10, 2017
    Vancouver, BC
    Biltmore Cabaret

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    Apr 11, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Neumos

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    Apr 12, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Revolution Hall

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    Apr 14, 2017
    Sonoma, CA
    Gundlach Bundschu Winery

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    Apr 16, 2017
    Indio, CA
    Coachella

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    Apr 17, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    The Independent

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    Apr 18, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    The Independent

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    Apr 19, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    The Independent

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    Apr 20, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    El Rey Theatre

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    Apr 22, 2017
    Pomona, CA
    The Glass House

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    Apr 23, 2017
    Indio, CA
    Coachella

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    Apr 25, 2017
    Santa Fe, NM
    Meow Wolf

  •  
    Apr 27, 2017
    Houston, TX
    Secret Group

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    Apr 28, 2017
    New Orleans, LA
    Tulane University

  •  
    Apr 29, 2017
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Spanish Moon

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    Sat. April 29 - Sun. April 30
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Fortress Fest

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    May 01, 2017
    Lawrence, KS
    Bottleneck

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    May 08, 2017
    Bloomington, IN
    The Bluebird

  •  
    May 09, 2017
    St Louis, MO
    Delmar Hall

  •  
    May 10, 2017
    Oxford, MS
    Proud Larry's

  •  
    Fri. May 12 - Sun. May 14
    Atlanta, GA
    Shaky Knees Festival

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    May 16, 2017
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Cat's Cradle Main

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    May 20, 2017
    Washington, DC
    930

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    May 22, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    Union Transfer

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    May 24, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn Steel

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    Fri. May 26 - Sun. May 28
    Boston, MA
    Boston Calling

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    Fri. July 14 - Sun. July 16
    Louisville, KY
    Forecastle Festival