Thursday, January 29, 2009

Or, The Whale: Light Poles And Pines

Or, The Whale
Light Poles And Pines
Seany Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Sometimes more is better and San Francisco's Or, The Whale utilizes every piece of energy supplied from the seven members in their band. This allows the band the freedom to create many different sounds on their debut Light Poles And Pines, be it on country rockers, folk styled ballads or just straight forward indie rock. Their male/female vocals give them even more artistic room for exploration along with memorable harmonies that combined with solid songwriting the collective create a smart and sincere Americana record that will give you a positive reaction with each indie country soaked spin.

Key Track: "Call And Response"

Band With Similar Fire: Drive-By Truckers

Call And Response (mp3)
Rope Don't Break (mp3)

Official Or, The Whale Website
Or, The Whale MySpace

Buy at iTunes Music Store

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby