Said The Whale - Cascadia Vinyl LP
Said The Whale Cascadia Vinyl LP
After more than a decade together, Said The Whale have arrived at the purest version of themselves. Cascadia is the Vancouver trio's sixth album, and it sounds like quintessential Said The Whale: with a big-hearted blend of indie rock and atmospheric folk, it perfects all of the elements that have propelled the band to JUNO Award-winning, radio chart-topping success. Cascadia represents a back-to-basics approach after the synth-fuelled experimentation of 2017's As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide.
The results capture the rugged warmth of Said The Whale's West Coast sound. There are full-throated singalongs ("Wake Up," "Love Don't Ask"), meditative ballads drenched in moody ambience ("Gambier Island Green," "Old Soul, Young Heart"), and pop-rock bangers that are guaranteed to become instant favourites ("UnAmerican," "Record Shop"). Along the way, the listener can hear background chatter and snippets of studio experimentation, making for an album that's as spontaneous as it is meticulously beautiful.
It's an ambitious, multifaceted sound that's reflected in Casadia's title. "Cascadia is the name of a proposed country made up of British Columbia and the western United States," notes vocalist/guitarist Tyler Bancroft. "That's the physical manifestation of our music." With rich harmonies drawn from California pop, crunchy guitars rooted in the lineage of Pacific Northwest rock, and naturalistic lyrics inspired by the water and mountains, Cascadia is the embodiment of everything Said the Whale does best.
Said The Whale Cascadia Track Listing:
1. Wake Up
3. Love Don't Ask
6. Old Soul, Young Heart
7. Record Shop
9. Broken Man
10. Love Always
11. Level Best
12. Gambier Island Green
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