Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Noah And The Whale - "The First Days Of Spring"

London indie/folk/rockers and makers of beautiful music Noah And The Whale (named after director Noah Baumbauch and The Squid And The Whale - also worth checking out) are releasing their 2nd album on October 6th, entitled The First Days Of Spring. But don't be fooled -- the title track is so emotional and melancholy that it really recalls autumn or early winter, not spring, even though it's about spiritual rebirth and preparing to give yourself a second chance...something we could all use once in awhile. The whole album is available to listen to on Myspace, and after a cursory listen it sounds like all 11 songs are destined for my as-yet-empty "Autumn 2009" iTunes playlist. I'll be posting a full review shortly after the release stay tuned.

Noah And The Whale are also planning a 7-day jaunt through select US cities, starting with LA (hurrah!) I'm buying my ticket today. If you live in any of these places, you might want to follow suit:

10/20 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
10/22 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA
10/24 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA
10/25 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
10/29 - Lake Shore Theatre - Chicago, IL
10/30 - The Pike House - Pontiac, WI
10/31 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto

And without any further ado -- put on some huge headphones, lay down, and check out the title track from The First Days Of Spring.

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