We're thrilled to announce that we've made our debut on the Billboard Heatseekers charts, a good six months after release. That means you guys are still buying our record, and more and more by the day! Thank you!
One of the best moments of our recent tour was playing to a sold-out crowd at our homecoming show in Clevleand. We're thrilled that our fan Jim was able to capture this: a "Little Vessels" sing-a-long with Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond and our crews. We really miss those crazies.
Watch it below or on YouTube.
We're excited to announce a run of tour dates with Ra Ra Riot, from Ohio to Oklahoma! Get your tickets HERE.
NPR Ideastream aired our live performance and interview this morning! Hear us perform "This is an Adventure" and "Pioneers" (acoustic) and listen to Mark and Mike talk about SXSW and our tour with our new BFFs Jukebox the Ghost and Matt Pond. Listen HERE.
File this one under: Cool.
Glee's Dianna Agron and her team at You, Me & Charlie featured us today, describing our music as "pure indie-folk-pop GOODNESS" (in ALL CAPS even!). Read up HERE.
(Who else is thinking that "Venice" would be a cool song for the glee club to cover??).
Cleveland: it feels good to be home. Thanks for making our homecoming gig a SOLD OUT show! Here's a picture that Jukebox the Ghost took for us from the stage!
Thank you to the amazing bands and crew we've worked with on this tour. You'll be missed.
We've seen a lot of great crowds before, but Chicago? You. Are. Epic.
Tomorrow is our homecoming show in Cleveland! Get your tickets as we send-off our friends Jukebox the Ghost and Matt Pond!
We've had a blast on this tour with Jukebox the Ghost and Matt Pond! Thanks to our fans for helping us sell out Austin, LA and San Francisco last week!!!! It's been amazing meeting all of you on the road.
We'll see even more of you soon: get your tickets for Minneapolis, Chicago and CLEVELAND!
Tour starts today! We want you to meet Lisa, violin master! She's been touring with us the past few months but hasn't had a chance to introduce herself yet... read up!
We hit the road this week on our biggest tour yet! NORTH AMERICA, WE'RE COMING FOR YOU!
Catch us with Jukebox the Ghost and Matt Pond throughout February and March. Tour dates and ticket links are HERE.
You might have heard Michael, Matthew and Steve on NPR ideastream today, talking about how the band came together, the significance of our band name and TLATW's ambitions for the new year. If you missed it, download or listen free on iTunes. Thanks, Dee Perry and team, for having us on the show!
Thanks to the staff of Bonnarroo for naming our album one of their favorites of 2012! It looks nice next to Jack White's! See the rest of the list on the Bonnaroo website HERE. (Coincidentally, their festival is one of OUR favorites).
The team over at Spotify featured "This is an Adventure" as the lead track on its #MusicMonday playlist in the UK! Cool to see it next to tracks from some of our favorite bands, like Lord Huron and Two Door Cinema Club. Check it out HERE.
Thanks to all our fans for coming out to our recent tour! It was incredible to see you and also to meet so many new faces.
When we were in Pittsburgh, we got a chance to record an episode for AltarTV. Check out this live version of our new song "Little Vessels."
Last month we were the #1 Indie artist on the MTV Music Meter! Michael gave an interview to MTV and the O Music Awards about it. Read about how 007, Wes Anderson, the US Navy Seals and Moby Dick influenced our new album HERE.
Thanks to Band of the Day app for naming us, well, the Band of the Day! Last week they featured Chancellor Warhol who is working on a cool remix of "Venice" with us! Stay tuned for that! See the feature (and download the app) HERE.
Bad news: It's the last day of our tour with our new best friends Ewert and the Two Dragons. Good news: You can hear our song "Iron Doors" tonight on CSI: NY (it's the last scene, so you'll be on the edge of your seat until then). The episode will also be online HERE.
Under The Radar Magazine reviewed our new album calling it "An expansive album streaked with orchestral beauty and unbridled passion." Check it out in the digital version of this months issue HERE!
In case you missed it, KEXP has posted our live on-air session HERE. Check out the recordings of "Pioneers," "This is an Adventure," "Burst Apart" and "Venice."
Huge thanks to NPR Music and David Dye of World Cafe for recommending us as the "new artist on the rise"!
Listen to the episode HERE.
Yesterday we kicked off our North American tour with Ewert and the Two Dragons. We're hitting lots of cities, so be sure to check our tour page HERE so that you don't miss a gig!
Here's a review of our gig at FILTER Culture Collide festival by Buzzbands.LA:
In between sets of vintage rock from Mississippi’s Young Buffalo and occasionally mystic psych-folk from Singapore’s Monster Cat in the Taix lounge, The Lighthouse and the Whaler reminded you that life is happening too. And love. The Cleveland quartet’s indie-folk got the lounge’s attention (not an easy thing at this festival), and their vibes-addled single “Burst Apart” added a sparkle to whatever the bar was serving.
Mark is going to write about our experience meeting PETER GABRIEL at the Hollywood Bowl, so check back for that soon.
Our new album "This is an Adventure" is available today!!! It was a long time in the making and we couldn't have done it without the support of our amazing fans.
You can buy it from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon or stream it on Rdio or Spotify... we cater to all of your digital music preferences.
SHARE IT WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
Physical CDs are avaialble at these great independent record stores (vinyl coming soon!):
Park Ave CDs (Orlando FL)
Music Millennium (Portland OR)
Newbury Comics (Brighton MA)
Sound Garden - Baltimore (Baltimore MD)
Insound (Brooklyn NY)
Twist & Shout (Denver CO)
Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton NJ)
Disc Go Round (Corpus Christi TX)
Record Exchange (Boise ID)
Graywhale (Taylorsville UT)
Grimey's New & Preloved Music (Nashville TN)
Amoeba Music - Hollywood (Hollywood CA)
Exclusive Greenfield (Greenfield WI)
Homer's (Omaha NE)
Music Saves (Cleveland OH)
Salzer's Records (Ventura CA)
Waterloo Records & Video (Austin TX)
Dimple Records (Sacramento CA)
Zia Enterprises Inc. (Phoenix AZ)
Silver Platters (Seattle WA)
Disc Exchange, Inc. (Knoxville TN)
Pure Pop Records (Burlington VT)
FALL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
In support of our forthcoming album, "This is an Adventure," we're hitting the road this fall with Ewert and the Two Dragons. We're hitting a lot of spots in North America across five weeks and can't wait to see you out at the shows!
From Big Hassle:
Cleveland, OH quartet The Lighthouse And The Whaler are excited to announce the release of their new album “This Is An Adventure,” out September 18th. Spending the last 12 months on the road winning over both fans and critics with their addictive pop-influenced indie rock, the band was eager to get in the studio and record this new collection of road-tested songs that already has Paste Magazine hailing TLATW a band “You Should Listen To Now” and praising their “folk rooted in gorgeous harmonies and acoustic finger acrobatics” with “a more complex, ’60s pop direction.”
Produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers & Ra, Ra, Riot), “This Is An Adventure” was recorded in a refurbished barn at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle, WA. Despite most of the album being written in Cleveland, OH the band was extremely meticulous in the studio, which brought the whole album together. “We really thought about every part and how it would affect the way the song comes together,” says singer Michael LoPresti. “We spent hours in the studio trying to get each part to have this radiating feeling and energy.” The end result is a versatile album that brilliantly shows off the bands strength as both musicians and songwriters.
See what KEXP, MTV, Filter and a wide range of music lovers are talking about on new song “Venice."
“This album is about making your life an adventure and each song on the record has its own part in that,” LoPresti says while talking about the album’s ideology. “The idea of an adventure -it’s ups and downs, and the emotional complexity played a huge role in how we crafted the album. We believe in embracing the life you have, and we poured that sentiment into the record. Hopefully the music creates an atmosphere for someone else’s adventure to begin.”
The Lighthouse And The Whaler have already played over 200 shows, including dates with The Temper Trap, The Dodos, GIVERS, Cults, and Best Coast as well as appearances at SXSW, Pop Montreal, and Midpoint Music Festival. The band is looking forward to hitting the road later this month with Empires and The Forecast.
“I think everyone has a story, and hopefully our music can be a part of it.”
By popular demand, we've added a Chicago show to our summer tour. Get the details on our tour page HERE.
We're also thrilled to find out that "Iron Doors" made its radio debut on KCRW this weekend! It means a lot to us when new fans find our music, especially when they run one of the coolest radio stations on the planet. Thanks, KCRW!
We're featured as an "Indie Favorite" alongside The Shins, Cults, Heartless Bastards, Frankie Rose and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound this week on Google Play! You can get a free live track from our SXSW "Live from the Lot" set, which writer Eric Grandy described as "bright, energetic, xylophone-spiked indie rock that completely won over the crowds." See the feature and get the track HERE.
SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: We're hitting the road with Empires and are announcing some more dates soon. Want to see us in your town? Leave us a note on Facebook or tell your local venue. Get list of dates on our Tour page HERE
Paste has named us one of "10 Ohio Bands You Should Listen to Now." We're proud to be representing Cleveland AND Ohio! Thanks, Paste!
Hear our new single, "Pioneers," on tonight's episode of Gossip Girl!!! In honor of this milestone, we will be naming our new tour van "Serena."
Check out this awesome mash-up we did with our friends The Family Crest from San Francisco! We'd met Laura once before, but got to meet the rest of the band at SXSW and fell in love... so we decided to mash our songs together!
This was filmed in ONE TAKE in a banquet room at a Howard Johnson hotel in Austin. Enjoy "The Adriatic" (from our forthcoming album) and "Falling off the Wagon" by The Family Crest as ONE!!! (Thanks to Matthew Washburn from Washburn Imagery for directing!)
Today's the day!! Our new EP "Pioneers" is out on Google Play and Bandcamp. We're so thankful for and humbled by all the people who helped us make these new songs, and can't wait for you to hear the full length this summer!!!
If you're heading to SXSW, we've got a packed week of shows... head to our TOUR page for all the dates and times!
If you're not going to be in Austin, save the date: Thursday March 15 @ 1pm CST... you'll be able to stream our set LIVE from the YouTube/Google party at http://youtube.com/presents
Here is the cover to our new EP "Pioneers". It comes out on March 13th but you can pre-order it right now on Bandcamp and when you do you get the song Pioneers right away! Preorder it HERE.
Were also excited to announce a short tour, including shows with Motion City Soundtrack and Pomagranetes, and our official SXSW schedule! You can see the dates below. To find out more info, get tickets and RSVP to SXSW showcases go to our tour page HERE.
3.11.12: St. Louis, MO // Firebird %
3.12.12: Fayetteville, AK // Smoke and Barrel
3.13.12: Austin, TX // Pond5 Media Makers Soiree // Maggie Mae's (6th Street) ^
3.15.12: Austin, TX // Live from the Lot by Google and YouTube Presents ^
3.16.12: Austin, TX // Official Sonicbids SXSW Party // Maggie Mae's (6th Street) ^
3.16.12: Austin, TX // IFC Crossroads House // Vice (6th Street) ^
3.19.12: Little Rock, AK // Juanita's Cantina #
3.21.12: Memphis, TN // New Daisy Theater #
% w/ Pomagranetes
# w/ Motion City Soundtrack
^ SXSW Showcase
Check out a video of our encore performance of "The Field Song" at DC9 in Washington D.C. on our most recent east coast tour.
We're pumped to announce our official SXSW gig on Friday March 16th! We'll be playing IFC Crossroads' showcase at Vice on 6th Street with Citizen Cope and Alice Smith. We're thrilled to be in the company of the other bands showcasing and filming for IFC, including Built to Spill, Delta Spirit, Youth Lagoon, Walk the Moon and Heartless Bastards!
Add it to your calendar HERE
More events to be announced. If you want us to play one of your parties, email our managers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You might not have a date,
So we wrote a song for you!
To celebrate Hallmark Day, we've posted our new love song -- "Venice" -- on Facebook for you to stream. We love you all so very much and wish you a happy Valentine's Day. Listen to it HERE.
Check out a live session we did with Bad Racket here in Cleveland. It features one of our new songs "Pioneers". Thanks to the guys over at Bad Racket it was an awesome time putting it together!
Our single "Pioneers" is beginning to circulate out in the world and some people are starting to notice. Check out some of the nice things people had to say about our song and upcoming EP!
KEXP - Seattle
The Wild Magazine
Stic Of The Week
Sirens Of Decay
Strike Sparks Anywhere
KEXP featured us on their blog yesterday! Back in the spring we recorded a few new songs with them in their studio and you can see and hear them on KEXP's YouTube channel here or click the link here. Below is the song Pioneers. Enjoy!
Hey everyone we are excited to announce that we are now working with Big Hassle. They are an amazing PR firm based in New York City and they have a stellar lineup that we are pleased to be apart of. You can find out more information on them here.
It's a new year guys and we are excited to announce our first tour of the year. We'll be hitting the east coast so come hang out with us at one of the shows if your in the area. The dates are below and you can find more info on our tour page here.
2.4.12: Toledo, OH // The Ottawa Tavern
2.6.12: New York, NY // Mercury Lounge
2.7.12: Washington D.C. // DC9
2.8.12: Harrisonburg, VA // James Madison University
2.9.12: Philadelphia, PA // Kung Fu Necktie
2.10.12: Pittsburgh, PA // The Smiling Moose
2.11.12: Cleveland, OH // The Grog Shop