July 24, 2006
When a bunch of seasoned salts from Kansas band together to embark on an epic musical voyage, it's no surprise that well wishers line the quays to wave them off. Advance reviewers of White Whale's "WW1" shout "Grandiose!" "Artistic!" "Primal!" "Expressive!" As the intrepid crew - John Anderson (Boys Life), Dustin Kinsey (New Amsterdams), Matt Suggs (Butterglory), Zach Holland and Rob Pope (Get Up Kids) - sets the course with its July 24 release on Merge Records. White Whale references their sound as "Roxy Sabbath," (Roxy Music + Black Sabbath), which affords only a hint of the aural storm that propels White Whale to strange sonic worlds and new musical adventures. The band's Dustin Kinsey and Matt Suggs put into our podcast studio for a friendly chin wag before casting off on their maiden voyage as White Whale.