FROM ACROSS THE POND: Noah and the Whale

April 19. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

Noah and The Whale are hitting the road on their latest US tour. The band is part of London’s “Nu-folk” establishment, emerging at the same time as Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons. But whilst Noah and The Whale is best known in the UK for the folky single “Five Years Time” (with its three-chord ukulele part and whistling accompaniment), the latest album Last Night On Earth sees the band shifting towards a soft-rock, electronic-based sound. It’s worth catching these young musicians to see how the move away from their signature acoustic set-up translates in a live context.

Here’s where you can catch Noah and The Whale on tour:

May 24 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Woman’s Club
May 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
May 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
May 30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
June 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
June 4 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 6 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co.
June 8 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
June 9 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
June 10 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
June 11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
June 13 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
June 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
June 16 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
June 17 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
June 18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

You can stream the album here: http://www.noahandthewhale.com/tapedeck.php

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