Vulture Whale Announce New Tour Dates

Check out the video for “Thought Eyes”

Blender
“…unassuming lunks who know how to stir up a bracing, humid, two-guitar racket with a pinch of bluesy ass-shake and plenty of peaty prettiness.”

 Click Here To Listen To “Sugar”

More TOUR dates!
April 3 – Music Box- Mobile, Alabama
April 4-  Fred’s Feed Loachapoka – Auburn/Loachapoka, Alabama
April 9- BottleTree- Birmingham, Alabama
April 10- The Nick-  Birmingham, Alabama
April 11-The Hummingbird-  Macon, Georgia
July 10-   Eagan’s w/ Blaine Duncan and Them

If your ears and stereo have not set up a meeting with the first Vulture Whale record, they might want to sort that out! The straight-up and earnest rock effort from this Birmingham, AL band will keep you and your boom box on the best of terms.

 Vulture Whale to release their sophomore effort OUT NOW Skybucket Records

“These Alabama club rats rock like Kings of Leon minus the ass-waggin’, addressing obsessive love with honest exasperations”
Spin

“Spellbinding frontman Wes McDonald gives his wild-eyed tales a real sizzle, spitting tortured emotions in a funky sneer, offering insults (“You look good for a woman your age”) and existential reflection (“I’ve ’bout tried everything but dying and being quiet”) with the same itchy angst. The dude could use a sympathetic ear (or a tranquilizer).”
Spin Magazine, Jan. 09

“It’s even more difficult to stop picking out the interesting bits once you’ve begun.”
-The Tripwire

“There are sly referential moments like that all over the album, from sinewy Bowie worship to Replacements-like post-teen angst to  a Jagger-ish bluesy swagger, to the swing-tempo, call-and-response jump blues of “Guillotine,” which updates Cab Calloway for the new millennium.”
Jersey Beat, Feb. 09

“The album is rough and raw, but that’s the nature of their music. It has that kind of an edge to it… the new Vulture Whale would make an excellent road trip soundtrack.”
Static, Dec. 08

“Spellbinding frontman Wes McDonald gives his wild-eyed tales a real sizzle, spitting tortured emotions in a funky sneer, offering insults (“You look good for a woman your age”) and existential reflection (“I’ve ’bout tried everything but dying and being quiet”) with the same itchy angst. The dude could use a sympathetic ear (or a tranquilizer).”
-Spin Magazine, Jan. 09

“Vulture Whale have perfected a formula here of quirky lyrics matched by a punk rock energy on top of the easy melodic, rockabilly hooks. Buy this album, draw the curtains, lock the doors, and air-guitar away as you bounce on your bed.”
Power of Pop, Nov. 08

“The album is rough and raw, but that’s the nature of their music. It has that kind of an edge to it… the new Vulture Whale would make an excellent road trip soundtrack.”
Static, Dec. 08
 
“The quartet make no mistakes that this is a no frills straight forward rock record that has catchy melodies, in your face guitar and pounding drums that all combine for a good time and an incentive to come back for more…. If you are looking for a new group that may be slightly off the radar but bring that quality live bar band sound to record then Vulture Whale will fit nicely into your collection!” –
The Fire Note

 

                                             More on Vulture Whale:
Like the Mud Shark and the Rock Lobster before it, Vulture Whale is quickly making a name for itself in rock’s rich taxonomy. The group hails from Birmingham Alabama, and in February 2009, they will release their sophomore (and also self-titled) album on Skybucket Records (Dexateens, 13ghosts, Barton Carroll). Vulture Whale is comprised of Wes McDonald (formerly of The Ohms), guitarist Lester Nuby (formerly of Verbena), bassist Keelan Parrish, and drummer Jake Waitzman. All of the members of Vulture Whale have played together in one form or another for several years now, and their chemistry immediately is apparent on the opening tracks of Vulture Whale. The album-mixed by Mark Rains (The Shys, Waylon Jennings, The Close)-is a focused affair in which clever, plain spoken and honest lyrics sit atop inventive, catchy melodies that are underscored by lush, thumpy arrangements. The album’s centerpiece is the jaunty “Sugar,” a track that is reminiscent of Pavement and Modest Mouse. “Tote it to Cleveland, AL” gives a nod to The Replacements, while “Guillotine” is a raucous call-to-arms. Equal parts Grendel and Pegasus, the Vulture Whale dwells deep in the mythical Ocean of Rock where the Rolling Stones regularly ditch their behind-the-beat swagger for up-tempo and melodious rock numbers. Put simply, Vulture Whale. is the Saturday night record you’ve been waiting for, from the band you should have been rocking out to long ago.”   
   

 

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 For more information contact Samantha Tillman @ Tell All Your Friends PR
samantha@tellallyourfriendspr.com

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