A lot can happen in 10 years and Vancouver indie rock trio Said The Whale have the albums, tour mileage, CBC documentary film, and JUNO win to prove it. What started in 2007 as some simple experimentation with drum beats and Casio keyboards between high school friends Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester has shape-shifted across four albums into As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, due out on March 31, 2017.
The trio’s fifth release was recorded on home turf with another bright spot on Vancouver’s indie rock scene, Cayne McKenzie (We Are the City) at Monarch Studio. While it signals a return to their freer experimental roots in term of process, its themes explore more serious subjects that can only come with age and experience, like loss and the fact that, “life doesn’t seem to get much funnier as you get older,” as Bancroft laments. Heavy themes or not, a nine-date Canadian spring tour is sure to be a celebration for As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide’s upcoming release.
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