“Ehrlich and Kakacek successfully eke out what is depressingly victorious and ultimately pyrrhic about abandoning the homestead for the mirage of greener pastures.” – Pitchfork

“[Whitney]s friendship and songwriting partnership is coming into its prime.” – The Verge

“The beautiful arrangement of exultant horns, rhythmic twangy guitar layers, and subtle percussion smoothly soothes.” – Stereogum

“Whitney has made your go-to breezy indie album for spring” – VOGUE.com

“a sweet shot of beardly Seventies fools gold.” – Rolling Stone

Whitneys highly anticipated debut album, Light Upon The Lake, will be out next week on Secretly Canadian. Ahead of its release, theyre sharing another fantastic new single, No Matter Where We Go, along with an accompanying video directed by Alan Del Rio Oritz. Its the perfect must-hear anthem arriving just in time for summer.

 

Since releasing their first single, No Woman, in January and following it up with Golden Days after a much talked about SXSW, Whitney has proven to be one of the most exciting new bands of 2016. Both singles earned Pitchfork Best New Track honors and a flurry of additional press accolades. Their quick rise has landed them tours with Unknown Mortral Orchestra and Wild Nothing and several major festival plays including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Music Festival, Outside Lands, Oya, End Of The Road and more.

 

To say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek (ex-Smith Westerns) and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra),the band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone.

 

The ten songs on Light Upon the Lake sound like they could have been written at any time in the last fifty years. Ehrlich and Kakacek emerge as imaginative and insightful songwriting partners, impressive in their scope and restraint as they mold classic rock lyricism into new and personal shapes without sounding revivalist or retro.

 

Whitney will embark on their first major U.S. headline tour this summer in support of Light Upon the Lake. A full list of dates is below with more to be announced soon.

 

 

Order Light Upon The Lake, Out June 3rd:

WHITNEY TOUR DATES:

Tue. May 24 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Wed. May 25 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Mon. May 30 Detroit, MI @ El Club

Tue. May 31 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls

Wed. June 1 Albany, NY @ The Hollow

Fri. June 3 Brooklyn, NY @ Babys All Right (SOLD OUT)

Sat. June 4 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

Sun. June 5 New York, NY @ Governors Ball

Fri. June 10 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Tue. June 14 London, UK @ Oslo Hackney

Wed. June 15 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers

Fri. June 17 Brussels, BL @ Botaniquw Rotonde

Sat. June 18 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

Sun. June 19 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

Mon. June 20 Berlin, DE @ Sommerloft

Tue. June 21 Groningen, NL @ VERA

Wed. June 22 Amsterdam, NL @ OT301

Thu. June 23 Munster, DE @JuWi-Fest

Sat. June 25Beuningen, NL @Down The Rabbit Hole

Fri. July 1 Roskilde, DK @Roskilde Festival

Sat. July 9 Columbus, OH @ 4th & 4th Festival

Fri. July 15 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

Fri. July 15 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle (Pitchfork Aftershow)

Mon. July 18 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway

Tue. July 19 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

Thu. July 21 Dallas, TX @ Dada

Fri. July 22 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder

Tue. July 26 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

Wed. July 27 Denver, CO @ The UMS Launch Party at 3 Kings Tavern

Thu. July 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolic Records

Fri. July 29 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Mon. Aug. 1 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt

Tue. Aug. 2 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Wed. Aug. 3 Portland, OR @ Holocene

Fri. Aug. 5 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

Sat. Aug. 6 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

Tue. Aug. 9 Sat. Aug. 13 Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival

Thu. August 11Haldern, DE @Haldern Pop 2016

Fri. August 12Gothenburg, SE -Way Out West

Thu. Aug. 18 Sun. Aug. 21 Brecon, UK @ Green Man Festival

Fri. Aug. 19 Sun. Aug. 21 Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival

Fri. Sept. 2 Sat. Sept. 4 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End Of The Road Festival

Sun. Sept. 4 Vlieland, NL @Into The Great Wide Open

Tue. Oct. 25 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell

Wed. Oct. 26 Munich, DE @ Unter Deck

Thu. Oct. 27 St. Gallen, CH @ Palace

Fri. Oct. 28 Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn

Thu. Nov. 3 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

Fri. Nov. 4 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega

Sat. Nov. 5 Glasgow, UK @ CCA

Sun. Nov. 6 Newcastle, UK @ Cluny

Tue. Nov. 8 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

Wed. Nov. 9 Bristol, UK @ Thekla

Thu. Nov. 10 London, UK @ KOKO