|Aren't they just hipsterific?|
No doubt they were influenced by the Seattle indie scene.
These Vancouver (BC, not WA) natives came to the scene with the debut EP in 2007 and have been creating honest and raw tunes ever since. Upon multiple listenings of their discography, Said the Whale does a great job of creating captivating instrumentals whilst also not making it too complex where it could not be replicated in a live show. Creating a huge or full sound on recordings without sounding too overproduced is definitely a skill that is taken for granted.
STW's vocal harmonies also sold me. Any band that has multiple members that can sing is almost always a winner! Said the Whale takes this vocal approach and keeps it classy and does not overuse harmonies to the point where you don't know who the lead singer is (always a musical pet peeve of mine).
Said the Whale's current single (does it remind you of "My Sharona"?):
A couple of my faves:
You're totes gonna dig Said the Whale if you like these bands:
Walk the Moon
The Hush Sound
Young the Giant
And other beachy-keen bands like:
These guys are perfect as the soundtrack for your last few weeks of summer!
Peace, Love, & Rock n' Roll,