White Whale

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2005.

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Alt / Indie rock, Rock


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Album cover WWI 2006 Merge


From the band: Call me Ishmael. Or don't. That's entirely up to you. Many years ago - or sooner, I am imprecise about these things - a landlocked group of men from the vicinity of a town in Kansas called Lawrence embarked upon a journey of the soul. Or a journey full of soul. Again, you decide. Armed with the weapons of the musician's trade, these five travelers were bestowed with the biblical and mythical name of White Whale. Prior bands of minstrels attempted the majestic grandeur inherent in White Whale. The intrepid Butterglory; the fearless Get Up Kids; Thee (fearsome) Higher Burning Fire; and the brave, chivalrous Matt Suggs all drove their vessels to sea. All were driven back to the land of corn. Yet their combined talents have taken them to corners of the globe only dreamed of by other bands.

And in White Whale's maiden voyage, WWI, all glory and honor is theirs. Amassing the power of the Big Star with the fury of the Sabbath (Black) and the mesmerizing wiles of the Badfinger, the gentlemen of White (F-in') Whale are not afraid to ask the musical question "What's an Ocean For?" Beware ye Decemberists and those who would set the Arcade (a)Fire, the Okkervil River can not contain the enormity of White Whale.