Burnside Album Details
Black Whales, Through the Prism, Gently
"Seattle-based psych-pop rock band Black Whales release their second full-length album entitled Through The Prism, Gently, with a limited edition colored vinyl component. Influenced by artists such as Kurt Vile, The Velvet Underground, and The Flaming Lips, their sound drifts between booming, almost danceable psychedelic anthems to darker and more ambient territories. Pulling heavily from groups that have inspired them over the years, the band draws comparisons to groups from 13th Floor Elevators and The Jesus and Mary Chain to more modern day contemporaries such as The War On Drugs and Crocodiles. Their unique sound has taken them around the US playing festivals from national events such as SXSW, CMJ, San Diego Music Thing, Sasquatch! and Bumbershoot. Note: Street Date for this item is November 11th. ""The Seattle quintet treads delicately on enough musical styles that none really define the band...Rather than mimicking the styles of their heroes they do what any band worth a second listen does: they eke out their own sound from those colliding influences."" The Glorious Noise "