Sunday, February 14, 2010

Said the Whale - Bear Bones EP & Tour

(Said the Whale playing the UBC torch relay)

Beloved Vancouver-based indie-pop quintet Said The Whale announce the digital release of Bear Bones their new five-song acoustic EP available February 16, exclusively through iTunes. The mini-album was recorded in band member Ben Worcester’s bedroom and features a stripped down version of "Emerald Lake, AB" - the track that won the band a 2009 CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for Most Canadian Song. Bear Bones also features previously unreleased Said The Whale songs, "Pretty City," "A Song For Me" and "The Fish And The Stars."

Said The Whale are currently taking preorders for the vinyl version release of their Islands Disappear  sophomore album. The disc came out last year, but the 12” vinyl release will be available nearer to Said The Whale’s upcoming Canadian tour this spring. You can place a preorder through the bands website,

Said The Whale will be playing in their home province of B.C. over the upcoming Olympic Winter Games. The band will be on the road again in March with In-Flight Safety and have confirmed April and May tour dates across Central and Western Canada with Plants and Animals.

Bear Bones EP Tracklisting:

1. Pretty City
2. Strong Swimmers
3. A Song For Me
4. The Fish And The Stars
5. Emerald Lake, AB


February 19 – Robson Square – Vancouver, BC
February 20 – Surrey House Stage – Surrey, BC
March 25 – Green Room – Montreal, PQ^
March 26 – Zaphod’s – Ottawa, ON^
March 27 – El Mocambo – Toronto, ON^
March 28 – Casbah – Hamilton, ON^
March 29 – Mansion House – St. Catharines, ON^
March 30 – Music Hall – London, ON^
March 31 – Blind Dog – Windsor, ON^
April 01 – Red Dog – Peterborough, ON^
April 28 – WECC – Winnipeg, MB*
April 29 – Amigo’s – Saskatoon, SK*
April 30 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB*
May 1 – Royal Canadian Legion – Calgary, AB*
May 2 – Habitat – Kelowna, BC*
May 4 – Sugar – Victoria, BC*
May 5 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC*
^ - dates with In-Flight Safety
* - dates with Plants and Animals