Pale Whale
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Pale Whale

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Band Rock





"From Hamilton Ontario, Pale Whale has joined the CIP roster. With melancholy guitar solos, and lyrics that are infused with pain, politics and Canadiana, Pale Whale’s tunes crawl into your psyche and stay there long after they’ve stopped playing."


With a name like Pale Whale, you can expect this Hamilton, Ontario band's great straight up rock and roll to make a big splash in the music industry. Their first self titled CD puts to disc some of the many songs that have been appreciated live over the past while.
The album starts off with a strong track “That Cold Night” that to me is reminiscent of a band called Shooting Star, out of Kansas, that had limited success north of the border. Pale Whale is on the edge in the shallow water but continued songwriting growths and some more punchy rock material will put this band in the deep water with many other popular rock bands. “Long Time Gone” is a great mid track on the album, but after a while there is an amazing similarity to all of their tunes which are typical of a young emerging band.
Still this is a great album, musically, but for the next recording venture I would suggest something a bit better than a basement studio. The music of Pale Whale is so much more deserving than what the reproduction of the sound of the album presents. Their passion for music seems unending with songs that stay in your head long after listening to them!

By Dave Ferguson
Jun 17, 2011 - EARSHOT


Inspired by some of the greats – Neil Young and Bob Dylan – and mixing in a little Pearl Jam (and maybe just a little bit of Pink Floyd) for good measure, Hamilton Ontario quartet Pale Whale are prepared to let you decide what genre they fit into best.

A lot of classic rock, some prominent folk cues, and maybe just a fleeting hint of a prog influence are evident in their music – but regardless of whichever genre they may end up slotted into, when that lead electric guitar shows up it has just the right amount of chorus on it, and their songs have enough oos & aahs, harmonies and falsettos that you ought to be able to get more than your fill from their recently self-released moniker-titled debut.

Long Time Gone is a fair bluesy number, though Under Your Weight and 7-minute epic The Life You’ve Yet To Bruise are solid standouts that evoke visions of an exciting live show – so why not check them out over on Facebook, and maybe give them a “like” or two – a handful of tracks are downloadable for free! - THE iNDiE MACHINE


Pale Whale - LP

Release Date: Jan 17, 2011

Length: 52:52

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We are living in a time when music is dominated by stagnant minds who create artificial sonic nonsense with the only goal of selling such nonsense for large profits. We swim apart from these individuals and place great value in our art form. We are the Pale Whale.