Said the Whale Head to 'hawaiii' on New Album

> Jul 17 2013

Said the Whale Head to 'hawaiii' on New Album
By Alex HudsonNo, that title isn't a typo. That's really how to spell the name of Said the Whale's all-lower-case, three-"i"-featuring new LP hawaiii, which is out on September 17.

The album was co-produced by the band's own Tyler Bancroft along with returning collaborator Tom Dobrzanski (We Are the City, the Zolas), with sessions spread out throughout a six-month period. It was mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F (Rah Rah, the Stills).

According to a press release, the album features the "sun-filled, hook-heavy vocal harmonies Said the Whale are known so well for," in addition to "darker, serious subject matter and self-reflection." The song "Resolutions," meanwhile, is said to boast "dreamy new sounds."

The 12-song tracklist is below. As you'll notice, it includes includes two cuts from the recent I Love You EP — "Mother" and "I Love You" — although "Barbara-Ann" appears to have been left off. What's more, the final track, "The Weight of the Season," is an old cut from the band's 2009 instalment of their West Coast Christmas series.

A video for "I Love You" is apparently in the works. See the band's upcoming tour schedule below, which includes a couple of Canadian festival gigs, plus a slew of U.S. shows.

hawaiii:

1. More Than This
2. Mother
3. Narrows
4. I Love You
5. Safe To Say
6. Resolutions 
7. Willow
8. On The Ropes
9. I Could Smoke
10. Oh K, Okay
11. Helpless Son
12. The Weight of the Season

Tour dates:

7/17 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
7/18 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Centre
7/20 Big River, SK - Ness Creek Music Festival
7/24 Los Angeles, CA - the Grove ^
7/26 Guelph, ON - Hillside Festival
8/9 Squamish, BC - Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/10 Seattle, WA - 107.7 The End Summer Camp
8/11 Bellingham, WA - Shakedown 
8/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
8/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
8/15 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
8/16 Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit
8/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep 
8/19 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
8/20 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room *
8/22 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
8/24 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
8/26 Cleveland, OH - The Beachland Tavern
8/27 Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
8/29 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
8/31 Columbus, OH - The Basement
9/2 Indianapolis, IN - Warm Fest
9/14 Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl

^ with Capital Cities 
* with Kopecky Family Band





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