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Free CD with ticket!Austin Artist to Watch band, Whalers, have released their new single “Bon Vivant” from a yet-to-be announced forthcoming Fall 2012 effort. The track is now available to be streamed online but will also be available at the bands upcoming Stubbs show (7/20) on a disc that will feature an additional B-side.Like their previous effort, “Bon Vivant” features whirling surf rock guitars and searing melodies from lead crooner Gus Smalley. The track was produced and recorded by the band and mixed by My Morning Jacket sound engineer, Kevin Ratterman.Over the last three years, Whalers have been taking cues from the past four decades of classics filtered through a solid enjoyment of early 60’s surf rock. , they've been recognized by the LA blog Rollo & Grady as their "Artist to Watch," taken part in their own Daytrotter release, seen many a glowing review of their previous EP releases and sold out residencies at Lambert's BBQ.Whalers’ unique musical formula has garnered this “talented Austin indie rock band” a considerable amount of national attention. “They are damned good.” (Indie Rock Café). Stylistically, Whalers’ music reflects their collective appreciation of simplicity, as well as their disdain for wasted notes. Whalers make it a point to “get the most out of their instruments” with “songs that are transportive in nature…Everything fits and each song is tight.” (The Steam Engine).Past releases include 2010's How The Ship Goes Down and 2011's Paddle Easy. Both self-recorded and self-released EP's received unanimous critical praise, solidifying their legitimacy as a band that should be noticed. HTSGD was mixed by My Morning Jacket’s sound engineer, Kevin Ratterman, and mastered in Jim Eno’s (Spoon) Austin studio, Public Hi-Fi. After one listen, don’t be surprised if you find yourself experiencing “one of those moments where you get to the end and say to yourself ‘how good was that?’ before hitting repeat.” (The Mad Mackerel). Paddle Easy, mixed and mastered at The Bubble in Austin, is full of "... infectious ode(s) to surf rock..." and "perfectly poplicious track(s) that should an 'indie hit"..." (Indie Rock Café).For more information about Whalers please visit:Music: http://whalersmusic.bandcamp.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/whalersmusicTwitter: @whalersband
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