Said The Whale, with the likes of Hey Ocean, Mother Mother and Dan Mangan, is one of the most recognized bands in the Vancouver Indie scene. I first took wind of them during the Olympics when they played numerous shows around the Lower Mainland. From then on they have infiltrated the local scene by playing secret shows, getting regular play on The Peak and coming in 2nd in The Peak Performance Project, leaving with $75,000. Like all great bands, they inevitably outgrew their local scene and ventured out to get attention on a grander scale. The indie rock sensations have created momentum outside BC by playing shows in the UK, shooting a documentary with CBC called Winning America, performing at festivals like SXSW and Canadian Music Week, and winning a Juno for “New Group of the Year”. Now slated to play at Sasquatch this year, they are no signs of them slowing down.
On Saturday, February 25th, Said The Whale has given you the opportunity to listen to their 3rd full-length album, Little Mountain, before it even comes out at The Rio Theatre. Like We Are The City, Said The Whale has teamed up with Amazing Factory Productions to create videos for every single song on the album. On top of this already special event, there will be a Q&A with the band following the screening. Only 250 tickets are available and they will go fast so get them now for only $10 each at Northern Tickets. Little Mountain is set to be released on March 6th, but they might have CDs available that evening.
To whet you appetite, here is the music video for “We Are 1980” that will in the screening this Saturday.
Written by Jan Galvez, Fistful of Sound