Whaler Jr. is the recording solo project of Brendan McHale, bassist of RFA.
After keeping a handheld tape recorder used as a prop in his high school play, McHale started creating home recordings with his acoustic guitar. This production style is apparent on WJ's self-titled release. As technology advanced, the process transitioned from recording only with tape to adding his mobile phone as well. Now, blending the many styles of rock, folk, dance and pop, Whaler Jr. continues to make recordings with his comrade, Rockafeller Jones in their apartment in Philadelphia.
In a live setting Whaler Jr. is accompanied by RFA members Alec Powell (drums) and Christian Turzo (bass) with Will Loftus (from Essonite) on lead guitar, and Nicole June (from Idle Kyle) on keys.