About The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This momentum continues with Mont Royal, The Lighthouse and the Whaler’s debut album for Roll Call Records (Typhoon, Geographer, ON AN ON), out August 28, 2015. Building on the promise of 2014’s “Venice” remix EP, the album is burnished by atmospheric electronic shimmers, from the plush synth trills of “In the Open” to the wistful-sounding, ’80s alt-pop keyboards throughout “Senses.” However, Mont Royal is also marked by spacious arrangements and meticulous instrumentation, from the insistent electric guitars piercing “Under” to the graceful string melody leaping through “We Aren’t Who We Thought We Were.” This range proves The Lighthouse and the Whaler aren’t easily pigeonholed, particularly given the inspirations they’ve found in M83’s cinematic soundscapes, the crisp pop of Vampire Weekend, the percussive harmonics of Local Natives, Broken Social Scene’s sonic adventurousness, and the taut Britpop pogos of Two Door Cinema Club.
Nov 27 FridayBaltimore, MD, US The Crown
Nov 28 SaturdayRaleigh, NC, US Kings
Dec 30 WednesdayCleveland Heights, OH, US Grog Shop