The Whisperlights are a 2- to 8-piece indie-rock outfit centered in Phoenix but rotating around the globe.
Following their 2010 EP Wake Up Dead, The Whisperlights present their first full-length effort, Surfaces. The collective have expanded their ranks since the EP, adding horns, banjo and the vocal talents of Maylan Ackerman to their already epic brand of slightly shambolic stadium fuzz-folk. The album is comprised of ten tracks (one of which was recorded in an underground pyramid in a Glendale, AZ backyard) with each band member taking part in songwriting and vocal duties. The title serves as a rough central theme: think the grooves of a record, a highway heat mirage, or the face we turn to the world. The result is a danceable, sun-bleached summer album, dreamy and immediate in equal measure.