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Whitney ‎– Light Upon the Lake LP

Whitney ‎– Light Upon the Lake LP


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Product Description

Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek (ex-Smith Westerns) and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra), to say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. The band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone. Their debut, Light Upon the Lake, marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band. \013\013Chicago's Whitney arrive as a fully formed gang of outsiders, their album rich in the musical history of the classic bands of the 60s and 70s. "I'm searching for those golden days." sings Ehrlich, with a subtle ripple of something that sounds like hope, on the track "Golden Days". It's a song that defines Whitney as a band. "There's a lot of true feeling behind these songs," says Ehrlich. "We wanted them to have a part of our personalities in them. We wanted the songs to have soul."\013\013Classic and modern at the same time, they revel in concrete details, evocative turns of phrase, and thorny emotions that don't have exact names. These ten songs on Light Upon the Lake sound like they could have been written at any time in the last fifty years

Label: Secretly Canadian ‎– SC337LPC1, Secretly Canadian ‎– SC337
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 03 Jun 2016
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country


A1 No Woman 4:00
A2 The Falls 2:22
A3 Golden Days 4:07
A4 Dave's Song 3:04
A5 Light Upon The Lake 3:13
B1 No Matter Where We Go 2:44
B2 On My Own 2:16
B3 Red Moon 1:45
B4 Polly 3:31
B5 Follow 3:28

Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Secretly Canadian
Copyright (c) – Secretly Canadian


Art Direction – Miles Johnson
Design – Miles Johnson
Mastered By – Sterling Sound
Mixed By – Daniel J. Goodwin (tracks: A4,B1,B4), Jacob Portrait (tracks: A1,A2,A3,A5,B2,B3,B5), Whitney (8) (tracks: A1)
Performer [Additional Player] – Jonathan Rado, Macie Stewart, Myra Hinrichs, Ziyad Asrar
Performer [Whitney Is] – Charles Glanders, Josiah Marshall, Julien Ehrlich, Malcolm Brown (9), Max Kakacek, Tracy Chouteau, Will Miller (4)
Photography By – Sandy Kim
Producer – Jonathan Rado, Whitney (8)
Written-By – Julien Ehrlich, Max Kakacek


Notes from the two stickers on shrink-wrap:
Circular Silver foil sticker:
- Includes Download

Rectangular Dark Grey sticker:
Whitney Light Upon The Lake Featuring: No Woman and Golden Days
"A lesson in timelessness" Pitchfork (Best New Track)
"plenty of the sweet soul falsetto and lashings of sun-dappled guitar." The Guardian

Although writers credits are omitted on the inner sleeve and labels, all tracks are written by Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich.