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Whale Fall

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Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Whale Fall is an instrumental group featuring traditional rock instrumentation interfused with more pastoral strokes of piano, brass instruments, cello, and a touch of analog synth.
The group's self-titled debut record was written across several years and line-up changes. Released in 2011, the independently produced, self-released record was an expansive and wide-ranging double LP which established the band's sound as well as their dedicated fanbase.
Their second release, The Madrean (an extended homage to the American Southwest which the band calls home) was heralded as a more developed, cohesive, and dynamic set of thematically related compositions with profound emotional resonance. The Madrean landed on several year-end "Best of 2014" lists and further solidified the band's reputation as well as its small but ardent cult following.
For their latest self-produced release, Sondersongs, the band honed their focus down to ten tracks clocking in under 45 minutes — their first single LP. Although based in similar musical ground as the first two records, on Sondersongs the band is not afraid to bend the listener's ear toward a wider range of genre references and nods to decades past, with individual tracks shifting from plaintive piano pieces and chiming acoustic passages to shimmering dream pop guitar tones, more elaborate horn arrangements, and blaring rock anthems.<br>

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