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Watch: Whitney - “Polly” Video

Light Upon the Lake Out Now via Secretly Canadian

Sep 15, 2016
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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. Now the band have shared a video for "Polly." The animated clip is about a relationship, as the press release explains, "it focuses on vices that serve as causes for broken relationships between people and also represents the idea that no one is able to understand other people's actual feelings." Tokyo-based animator and illustrator Sarina Nihei "directed, animated, and hand-painted the entire video over the course of two months." Ehrlich and Kakacekwere were both going through painful breakups when writing the songs on Light Upon the Lake, so the video fits the themes of the album too. As Ehrlich explains: "There's a lot of true feeling behind these songs. We wanted them to have a part of our personalities in them. We wanted the songs to have soul." Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Also pick up Under the Radar's current issue, the 2016 Protest Issue, to read our interview with Whitney about Light Upon the Lake. Plus read our review of Light Upon the Lake.

Whitney Tour Dates:

Sat. Sept. 24 - Chicago, IL @ Goose Island Brewery
Mon. Oct. 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Tue. Oct. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Ct. 5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
Thu. Oct. 6 - Washington, DC @ DC9 (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Oct. 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Sun. Oct. 9 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott (Early Show)
Sun. Oct. 9 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott (Late Show) (SOLD OUT)
Mon. Oct. 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
Tue. Oct. 11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Oct. 13 - Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
Fri. Oct. 14 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.
Sat. Oct. 15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Oct. 16 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Tue. Oct. 25 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
Wed. Oct. 26 - Munich, DE @ Unter Deck
Thu. Oct. 27 - St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
Fri. Oct. 28 - Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Sun. Oct. 30 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club (Early Show)
Sun. Oct. 30 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club (Late Show) (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Nov. 3 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Fri. Nov. 4 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Sat. Nov. 5 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA
Sun. Nov. 6 - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny
Tue. Nov. 8 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Wed. Nov. 9 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Thu. Nov. 10 - London, UK @ KOKO
Sun. Nov. 13 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso-Noord
Wed. Nov. 16 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
Thu. Nov. 17 - Malmo, SE @ Babel
Fri. Nov. 18 - Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Sat. Nov. 19 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Sun. Nov. 20 - Kobenhavn V, DK @ Vega Main Hall
Thu. Dec. 1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Fri. Dec. 2 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sat. Dec. 3 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Dec. 4 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall



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