Vancouver's own Said The Whale will be returning to Minneapolis for the last show on their current U.S. tour with a show at First Avenue on March 26th with Stars and Milo Greene. The band who was recently nominated for a JUNO Award for Alternative Album of the Year will be performing songs from their latest album Little Mountain (Hidden Pony Records) which WXPN's World Café says "sounds at times like early Shins and even Neutral Milk Hotel." The tour will feature the band's core line-up of dual front men Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester, drummer Spencer Schoening, keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown and bassist Nathan Shaw.
Said The Whale's hook-heavy, pop-rock has propelled them to successes that include a nationally televised documentary in Canada, a 2011 JUNO Award for New Group of the Year, and a seemingly endless series of tours around the globe. The band toured the U.S. this past fall which included a session on Daytrotter.com which you can listen to here:
Their crunchy power-pop hit "Camilo (The Magician)" was one of the most played Canadian songs on Modern Rock Radio at the time of its 2010 release. Said The Whale has performed at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and nationally televised Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. In 2011, the band toured in the U.S. and U.K. and earned international praise from Consequence of Sound, You Ain't No Picasso, and BBC Radio 6. Their first U.S. tour in 2011 was chronicled by the nationally aired, CBC documentary Winning America.