Ahead of their forthcoming fall headline tour, Whitney have unveiled the official video for their new single, “Polly“. Tokyo-based award-winning animator and illustrator Sarina Nihei directed, animated and hand-painted the entire video over the course of two months. It focuses on vices that serve as causes for broken relationships between people and also represents the idea that no one is able to understand other people’s actual feelings.

This clip perfectly complements Whitney’s origin story. Both Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek were going through especially painful breakups almost simultaneously when they began writing the songs that would become Light Upon The Lake. “There’s a lot of true feeling behind these songs,” says Ehrlich. “We wanted them to have a part of our personalities in them. We wanted the songs to have soul.”

With Light Upon The Lake, Whitney have created one of best albums of the year so far (in our and those below’s opinion). After a successful summer spent playing festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Pitchfork, Roskilde, Green Man and more, the band will embark on their biggest headlining tour yet this fall with many shows already selling out well in advance. So grab your tickets and hold onto your hats, it’s gonna be a doozy of a fall.

“With grinning melodies, nostalgic guitar work, and horn sections that can be triumphant and emotional, this album is already the soundtrack to some of your fondest memories of the year.”
Esquire (The Best 25 Albums of 2016 (So Far))

“Warmth radiates off this folky, big-band rock record, which is equipped with sweet guitar strumming and vocals as fuzzy as old memories.”
NPR Music (“Songs We Love”)

“elegiac early-Seventies AM-folk bliss”
Rolling Stone (“30 Best Songs of 2016 So Far”)


Sat. Sept. 24 Chicago, IL @ Goose Island Brewery
Mon. Oct. 3 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Tue. Oct. 4 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Ct. 5 Chapel Hill, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
Thu. Oct. 6 Washington, DC @ DC9 (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Oct. 7 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Sun. Oct. 9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (Early Show)
Sun. Oct. 9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (Late Show) (SOLD OUT)
Mon. Oct. 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
Tue. Oct. 11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Oct. 13 Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
Fri. Oct. 14 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
Sat. Oct. 15 Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Oct. 16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
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
Sun. Oct. 30 Brussels, BE @ AB Club (Early Show)
Sun. Oct. 30 Brussels, BE @ AB Club (Late Show) (SOLD OUT)
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
Sun. Nov. 13 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso-Noord
Wed. Nov. 16 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
Thu. Nov. 17 Malmo, SE @ Babel
Fri. Nov. 18 Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Sat. Nov. 19 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Sun. Nov. 20 Kobenhavn V, DK @ Vega Main Hall
Thu. Dec. 1 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Fri. Dec. 2 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sat. Dec. 3 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Dec. 4 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall