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Men and Whales / Bio

Men and Whales is a four member original rock outfit based in Queens, NY whose sounds summon the pop sensibilities shared by bands the likes of Superdrag, Weezer, and the Foo Fighters.

Men and Whales formed in 2008, under the direction of singer-songwriter Tom Murphy (rhythm guitar, vocals) and fellow musicians Brent Lazo (lead guitar) and Clint Paul (bass). That same year the band released their home-made debut 'Farewell to the Fire' and began performing live with newest member Garrett Finley on drums. The following summer, the new four-piece released the Long Story Short EP and continued honing their skills in clubs throughout NYC.

In 2010, the band released their second full-length album, 'When the Days Blend', followed by a mini-tour through California culminating in a performance at the Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles. In May of 2011 the band successfully completed their first residency at the popular NYC venue Fontana's, highlighted by a memorable live performance of the Beatles’ legendary album 'Abbey Road.' The following October they performed at CMJ, New York City's largest and longest running music industry showcase.

In 2012 the band mutually parted ways with Garrett Finley and handed off the drumsticks to Mark Seman. In the spring of that year they completed their second successful residency, this time at Arlene's Grocery in NYC and in November released their third full length album, 'The Years Are Gone'. Recorded in Williamsburg and produced by Andy Baldwin, 'The Years Are Gone' proved to be the bands strongest effort to date. Current singles from the album include 'I Always Knew', 'Arabella', and 'Everything We Give'. Men and Whales is currently booking dates throughout 2015 in support of 'The Years Are Gone'.

General Info

Artist Name
Men and Whales
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Alternative / Rock

Contact Info

Flushing, NY

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  • Weezer
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  • Foo Fighters