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Havania Whaal

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Havania Whaal is the Portland, Oregon songwriting team of Noelle Magia and Paul Billy. Together they have been exploring the sonic realms of shoegaze and post punk since 2012.
The pair site common influences from acts like The Cure, Cocteau Twins, X and Sonic Youth; but they then blend those influences into something entirely their own. The couple originally met when their earlier projects (Glitter Express and Best Supporting Actress) played a show together in 2011. The night lit a spark between Magia and Billy and they began writing music together a couple of months later.
"hearing Havania Whaal’s third artistic statement, Elaborate Minor Crisis, I’m transported a decade and 2500 miles in the past. It doesn’t hurt the echoed production and noise wall of EMC seems to call to me from the foggy past; an ancient mariner’s song of every musical stereotype of the northwest. But truth is EMC has more going for it than a pile of PNW tropes." - Tiny Mix Tapes
"The Portland-based trio thrives on a sonic display of influences and inspirations that unravel into something wholly their own. There's no one description or genre that this band fits into and its an album that begs your full attention. This isn't a release that should be relegated to background noise while you surf the Internet or head off on your commute to work, it's one you need to hand yourself over to." The Grey Estates

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