Said the Whale
Said the Whale, 2012 Grey Cup Street Party
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, indie folk|
|Labels||Arts & Crafts Productions|
Nathan Shaw (Now known as Ekali)
On July 1, 2009, Said the Whale released the EP The Magician to drum up anticipation for the release of their second full-length album Islands Disappear on October 13, 2009.
In the spring of 2011, Said the Whale toured the U.S. for the first time. During this time they were the subject of the CBC documentary Winning America directed by Brent Hodge and Thomas Buchan. The movie documented the band's trip and performances along the West Coast of North America on their way to and from Austin, Texas's SXSW Music Festival and culminated when Said the Whale won the Juno Award for New Group of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. The documentary aired on July 23, 2011 in British Columbia, and on April 7, 2012 across Canada.
They released their EP New Brighton on November 8, 2011, in preparation for their third full-length album, Little Mountain, released internationally on March 6, 2012.
In early 2012, the band was awarded a spot on the Canadian music magazine Rockstar Weekly's list of the "Top 12 RockStars to Watch in 2012". The list also included Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, and Rush. The band performed at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2012 and 2013.
On January 4, 2017 they announced their fifth album, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide. At the same time, they announced the departure of Spencer Schoening, and will be performing as a trio from now on. The album was released March 31, 2017. The first single is "Step Into The Darkness."
On the 5th of March, 2017 they posted an Instagram video with an email address which fans could contact in order to listen to the whole album for free before its release. Fans could stream the whole album on a personalized, private SoundCloud account from the 10th until the 15th of March without leaking or sharing the link. From the 15th until the 26th of March, the fans could invite their friends to listen to the album in a "listening party" in order to promote it but still not sharing the link to the album, keeping it strictly limited to those who were sent the link.
Said the Whale finished a Canada-wide tour from in the spring 2017.
In September 2018, Said The Whale signed to Canadian indie label Arts & Crafts, and announced a new record to be released in early 2019. The band release a new single "UnAmerican" on Oct 12, 2018.
|2009||"Camilo (The Magician)"||--||20||48||--||Islands Disappear|
|2011||"Heavy Ceiling"||--||12||37||--||Little Mountain|
|2013||"I Love You"||97||1||14||38||Hawaiii|
|2017||"Step Into the Darkness"||--||32||--||--||As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide|
|"I Will Follow You"||--||16||30||--|
|"Nothing Makes Me Happy"||--||50||--||--|
|"--" denotes a release that did not chart.|