Published Nov 15, 2018Following a bunch of teasing, Said the Whale have fully pulled back the curtain on their new album. Titled Cascadia, the full-length will arrive on February 8 via Arts & Crafts.
To go along with the announcement, the Vancouver group have unloaded a pile of new content. Down below, you can check out album opener "Wake Up," the title track "Cascadia" and the first episode of a three-part mini-doc series featuring each band member (this episode features the trio's Jaycelyn Brown).
On top of all that, Said the Whale have expanded their Discover Cascadia micro-site to include an interactive hotline (1-855-C4S-CDIA), "a place for fans to sign up to become a Cascadia Ambassador," explains the press release.
"Cascadia is also the name of a proposed country comprised of British Columbia and the western United States," said the band's Tyler Bancroft in a statement. "That, at its core, is the physical manifestation of our music.
"All the elements that initially attracted people to our band are on this album but filtered through the lens of eleven years of experience with songwriting, touring, and just working together as people. When we started this band we were rudderless 20-somethings — over a decade later we are still making music, but along with that we've got marriages, engagements, and children in the mix. So we've essentially grown up together. With that level of camaraderie there is a degree of comfort and calmness that permeates the creative process."
Said the Whale previously shared the new album track "UnAmerican."
Cascadia marks the band's follow-up to 2017's As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide.
1. Wake Up
3. Love Don't Ask
6. Old Soul, Young Heart
7. Record Shop
9. Broken Man
10. Love Always
11. Level Best
12. Gambier Island Green