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Monday, July 14, 2008

Whalebones - Tonight!

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 3:45 PM

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WHALEBONES, THE WINEBIRDS, DJ MAGIC BEANS
(Dunes, 1905 NE MLK) The members of Seattle's Whalebones have been making memorable music for quite a while now, whether solo or in bands like the ripe-for-rediscovery Kentucky Pistol. The songs on their recently reissued EP Morning Man abound with sludgy, majestic guitars, wave upon wave of organ washes, and the occasional soothing harmony. It's music that rushes along on its own energy, too focused to match the expectations called up by a psych-rock tag, but resolutely expansive nonetheless. That they've toured with Oakley Hall should also suggest their sensibility-retro enough for the denim jacket, but possessing a freneticism that's absolutely contemporary. TC

LISTEN:







Whalebones - "Blood Bank"

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