Said The Whale have just released a four-song, seven-inch vinyl EP titled The Magician.
The disc will be available from the band at their spring and summer shows, but they'll soon have information about how to get it if you aren't in a city on their tour itinerary.
Opening track and first single "The Magician (Camilo)" will be included on the band's sophomore album, Islands Disappear, which is due out on Oct. 13. You can hear "Love Is Art/Sleep Through Fire" on Said The Whale's MySpace page.
Said The Whale recorded Islands Disappear earlier this year in Vancouver's Vertical Studios with producers Howard Redekopp (Tegan And Sara, The New Pornographers) and Tom Dobrzanski, who produced the group's Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia debut album. Fellow Vancouverites Five Alarm Funk added some horns to the disc.
It's not known what tracks will be on Islands Disappear, but it could possibly include "Emerald Lake, AB" and "The Gift Of A Black Heart," which they blogged about recording earlier this year on their website.
Singers/guitarists Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft, bassist Peter Carruthers, keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown and drummer Spencer Schoening will probably play new tunes at these shows (as long as they don't get stopped by cops, of course):
June 11 Penticton, BC @ Barking Parrot at Penticton Lakeside Resort w/The Zolas
June 12 Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice w/The Zolas
June 13 Calgary, AB @ The 1 Legion w/The Dudes
June 17 Sudbury, ON @ TBA w/The Zolas
June 18 London, ON @ Call The Office w/Will Currie & The Country French
June 20 Toronto, ON @ Reverb (NXNE)
June 23 Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge w/Will Currie & The Country French and The Zolas
June 24 Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog w/Will Currie & The Country French and The Zolas
June 25 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/Will Currie & The Country French and The Zolas
June 26 Sarnia, ON @ Patty Flaherty's w/Will Currie & The Country French and The Zolas
June 28 St. Catharines, ON @ TBA (S.C.E.N.E. Festival)
July 1 Ottawa, ON @ Parliament Hill w/Hannah Georgas (afternoon and evening shows)
July 8 Winnipeg, MB @ The Lo Pub & Gallery w/The Zolas
July 9 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina w/Hey Rosetta! and The Zolas
July 10 Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop w/The Zolas
July 11 Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat w/The Zolas (all ages)
Here are the songs on The Magician EP:
"The Magician (Camilo)"
"Love Is Art/Sleep Through Fire"