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Whitney Announce 2020 Tour Dates and Share Cover of Wilco’s “Far, Far Away”

Whitney Announce 2020 Tour Dates and Share Cover of Wilco's "Far, Far Away" Forever Turned Around Out Now via Secretly Canadian

Nov 22, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) released a new album, Forever Turned Around, back in August via Secretly Canadian. Now they have announced some new 2020 tour dates and have shared a new cover of Wilco's "Far, Far Away" (from their album Being There) that is the B-side to a new 7-inch single for "FTA," a shorter version of Forever Turned Around's closing track.  More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

Whitney – Stream the New Album and Celebrate Whitney Day in Chicago

Forever Turned Around Out Now via Secretly Canadian

Aug 30, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) have released a new album, Forever Turned Around, today via Secretly Canadian. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. Also, today is officially "Whitney Day" in Chicago. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Big Thief, Jenny Hval, Julien Chang, Shura, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Ride, Chelsea Wolfe, Death Cab for Cutie, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 16, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a super strong week for new songs. There was lots of debate about how many tracks we should include this week and what would make the list. Hence we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10. There are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

Whitney Share Video for New Song “Used to Be Lonely”

Forever Turned Around Due Out August 30 via Secretly Canadian

Aug 13, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) are releasing a new album, Forever Turned Around, on August 30 via Secretly Canadian. Now they have shared another song from it, "Used to Be Lonely," via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Whitney, Charli XCX, Twin Peaks, Little Scream, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Luke Temple, Wilco, Squid, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of solid tracks to choose from this week, making it extra hard to narrow the list down. Hence there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions. But we had some self-control and kept the main list to a Top 10. More

Whitney Share Video for New Song “Valleys (My Love)”

Forever Turned Around Due Out August 30 via Secretly Canadian

Jul 16, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) are releasing a new album, Forever Turned Around, on August 30 via Secretly Canadian. Previously they shared its first single, "Giving Up" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared the album's second single, "Valleys (My Love)," via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jay Som, The Divine Comedy, Whitney, Temples, and More

Plus Blanck Mass, Bon Iver, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 07, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant some strong opening singles to choose from, as well as a few album tracks. More

Whitney Announce New Album, Share New Song “Giving Up”

Forever Turned Around Due Out August 30 via Secretly Canadian

Jun 06, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) have announced a new album, Forever Turned Around, and shared a new song from it, "Giving Up." More

Jun 03, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) have shared a mysterious new video entitled "FTA." It features new music, but it's unclear if it's a full-on new song. More

Whitney Announce New Fall Tour Dates Showcasing Forthcoming Sophomore Album

September, October, and November Tickets Go on Sale This Friday

May 13, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, in 2016 via Secretly Canadian. Now they have announced some new fall U.S. tour dates on top of their previously announced dates. A press release says that the Chicago-based duo will be performing music from their yet-to-be-announced sophomore album, which it says will be released later this year via Secretly Canadian. More

Apr 22, 2019

The lineup for the 2019 Woodsist Festival has been announced. Put on by the Woodsist label and its flagship band Woods, the festival will feature the 2009 lineup of Woods (featuring Kevin Morby and G Lucas Crane) in honor of the 10th anniversary of the band's Songs of Shame. Morby will be performing solo as well and the lineup also features Real Estate, Whitney, Waxahatchee, Hand Habits, and others. More

Mar 06, 2019

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, in 2016 via Secretly Canadian. Now they have announced some fall U.S. tour dates. A press release also says that the Chicago-based duo will release new music this year. More

Mar 01, 2018

France's Phoenix released a new albumTi Amo, back in June 2017 via Glassnote. Now they have stopped by Australia's Triple J radio station to take part in their Like a Version series where a band does a cover version. Their choice: Whitney's "No Woman," taken from the Chicago duo's 2016 debut album, Light Upon the Lake.  More

Whitney Announce New Demos Album, Share New Song “You and Me”

Light Upon the Lake: Demo Recordings Due Out November 10 via Secretly Canadian

Sep 28, 2017

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, last year via Secretly Canadian. Now they have announced a new companion album, Light Upon the Lake: Demo Recordings. More

May 16, 2017

Last year Pixies released a new albumHead Carrier, via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band have announced what they're calling "leg three" of their 2017 North American tour dates.  More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Whitney Share a Video for “You Got a Woman” (Lion Cover) and Announce More Tour Dates

12-Inch Also Featuring a Cover of Dolly Parton's "Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)" Due Out June 2 via Secretly Canadian

May 03, 2017

Whitney features former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek and they released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, last June via Secretly Canadian.  More

Whitney Announce 12-Inch, Share Covers of Songs by Dolly Parton and Lion

They Cover Dolly Parton's "Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)" and Lion's "You Got a Woman"

Mar 27, 2017

Whitney features former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek and they released their excellent debut albumLight Upon the Lake, last June via Secretly Canadian.  More

Mar 27, 2017

France's Phoenix last released an album 2013 with Bankrupt!. They have already announced some shows for 2017, including a headlining appearance at the Governor's Ball in New York and a stop at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.  More

New Anti-Donald Trump Compilation Features Angel Olsen, Jens Lekman, Toro Y Moi, Mitski, and More

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Trump's Presidency

Jan 13, 2017

During the election many indie rock musicians released anti-Donald Trump songs and likely assumed, like many liberals and Hillary Clinton supporters did, that Trump didn't have a strong chance of winning.  More

Jan 06, 2017

Whitney features former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek and they released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, last June via Secretly Canadian. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to make their network television debut and perform "Golden Days." More

Nov 28, 2016

The Head and the Heart released a new album, Signs of Light, back in September via Warner Bros. Now they have announced a whole ton of 2017 tour dates. Springtime Carnivore and Whitney will be opening some of their U.S. dates.  More

Watch: Whitney - “Polly” Video

Light Upon the Lake Out Now via Secretly Canadian

Sep 15, 2016

Whitney features former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek and they released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, back in June via Secretly Canadian.  More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Whitney Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for “Golden Days”

Light Upon The Lake Out June 3rd On Secretly Canadian

Mar 23, 2016

Today Chicago band Whitney has announced that their debut album, Light Upon the Lake, will be released June 3rd on Secretly Canadian. They also have shared the video for single "Golden Days." More


Interviews

Whitney

Empowered by Imperfection

Oct 06, 2016

Chicago duo Whitney has an uncompromising and bold personality in more ways than one. It's likely that some of that toughness in character came during writing their debut album during one of Chicago's coldest winters between 2014-15.  More


Reviews

Forever Turned Around

Forever Turned Around

Secretly Canadian

Aug 30, 2019

It seems it would be sacrilege for Whitney to release an album in a season other than summer. The Chicago six-piece's 2016 debut album, Light Upon the Lake, seamlessly incorporated a bright, jammy, but somewhat sluggish country-rock ambiance, the sound of sluggish August heat and the triumph of fresh, new love.  More

Light Upon the Lake

Light Upon the Lake

Secretly Canadian

Jun 07, 2016

"I've been going through a change/I might never be sure/I'm just walking in a haze," contemplates Julien Ehrlich as Light Upon the Lake clocks its tone-setting, ornate first minute.  More