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Or, the Whale / Press

“Jan 21, 2011- Or, the Whale debuts on the BBC! In anticipation of Or, the Whale's upcoming UK concert tour, the BBC has starting spinning music from Or,the Whale's self-titled album. View Or, the Whale on BBC. More UK news to come!”

“Jan 28, 2011- U.K.'s Hottest Magazine Gives Or, the Whale Four Star Review! In anticipation of Or, the Whale's upcoming U.K. concert tour Uncut Magazine has published a review of the bands music”

“Jan 13, 2011- No Depression Magazine and Or, the Whale Team Up at SXSW! Or, the Whale have been invited by No Depression Magazine to perform at this years showcase. All attending this years SXSW make sure to check the band out at the Soho Lounge on 6th St. where they will be hitting the stage at 10pm.”

“Jan 4, 2011- No Depression has written up another great review for Or, The Whale. This time featuring our Holiday show with The Mother Hips at the Great American Music Hall, SF. We had a great time that night so check it out http://bit.ly/dNkd7w”

“Dec 9, 2010 -Seany Records has entered into a distribution pact with Proper Music Group Ltd, which is the largest independent music distribution company in the UK. The first release under this pact will be Or, the Whale's self titled album. The release of the album will coincide with the bands upcoming UK tour.”

“11/1/10-BandSoup Compilation album has arrived! Or, the Whale recently were honored by BandSoup as one of their Artists of the Year. Or, the Whales hit single "Datura" is now featured on the album "Best of BandSoup". Check it out at: http://bit.ly/cjfubT For a direct download link go to: http://www.bandsoup.com/bandabaisse.zip”


“10/25/10- Or, the Whale honored by Music Connection Magazine! In Music Connections special year end issue Or, the Whale will be listed as one of the Top National Bands of 2010 as voted by the Music Connection staff of writers and contributors.”


“10/18/10- Rhythm Zone and Or, the Whale together at last! Rhythm Zone and Or, the Whale have entered into a licensing agreement by where the band will provide to Rhythm Zone five of its most popular songs. Rhythm Zone is a beat-matching game played online that currently has a community of over 25 million users and growing. Check out the game at www.rhythmzonegame.com.”


“Oct 14, 2010- Or, the Whale scores another nomination! For the third consecutive year Or, the Whale scores a best record nomination in the Americana/Roots category for the HMMA Awards. This years nominated song is Rusty Gold which can be found on their latest self titled album. The ceremony will take place at the Kodak Theater Complex in Hollywood on November 18, 2010.”


“Oct 4, 2010- Or, the Whale received a nomination today for a Hollywood Music In Media Award for their song Rusty Gold in the category of Best Americana/Roots which can be found on the bands latest self titled release. The ceremony is to take place at the Kodak Theater Complex in Hollywood on November 18, 2010. ”


“October 12, 2010 - EMI and Or, the Whale team up! Or, the Whale will be showcasing its haunting version of the Britney Spears song "Toxic" on EMI Music France's soon to-be-released Play It Folk 2 compilation album. Or, the Whale will be appearing alongside artists such as The Flaming Lips, Lily Allen, and Cat Power. Coinciding with this release, Seany Records will be making "Toxic" available via iTunes and all other digital download stores.”


“August 21, 2010- Or, the Whale have been honored by BandSoup as one of their Artists of the Year. Or, the Whales hit single "Datura" will be featured on the album "Best of BandSoup". ”

“7/30/10-The International Association of Independent Recording Artists, IAIRA (www.iaira.com) today announced that Or, the Whale have been recognized and honored for the bands achievement in sound recording with the organizations Certification as an International 'Top 10'. The honor is awarded to bands that attain a Top 10 record on one of the reporting music charts monitored by the IAIRA.”

“Seany Records is proud to announce that Or, the Whale have been signed by two exciting new booking agents! They will be working with Blackbird Artists Agency for bookings in the U.S. Blackbird Artist Agency is known for booking tours for compelling new indie bands on the rise. The Bob Paterson Agency has taken them on for bookings in the U.K. and Ireland.b BPA Live is a fast-growing booking agency that books tours for some of the world’s most accomplished singer-songwriters and bands across a wide spectrum of genres. Keep checking back for new tour dates in your town or country”

Or, the Whale have been signed by two new booking agents!

“Or, the Whale announces summer tour. Along with many West Coast dates OTW will be heading out all over the Northwest and Rockies! ”

“Or, the Whale, previously voted BeatCrave Artist of the Week, have announced today that they have gone on to win Artist of the Month! BeatCrave will be spotlighting Or, the Whale on its site via an exclusive interview with Or, the Whale to take place on May 10th.at Beatcrave.com”

“Top Five! That is where Or, the Whale's current single "Datura" has landed this week on the NMW Country Top Thirty Indie Chart. "Datura" also continues its climb up the NMW Country Main Chart, where it currently sits at #12. ”

"Datura" Top Five

“Or, the Whale is a DIY alternative country band from San Francisco who write and play alternative country songs, Americana driving indie rock epics, sweet folk lullabies and barn-stomp traditional country songs somewhere in the vain of Wilco/Sun Volt/Uncle Tupelo/Neil Young. They roll 7 deep, have been paired on tour with bands like Fleet Foxes and The Dodos and their sophomore self-titled record was recently released through Seany Records. Or, The Whale also recently released a twangy “ironic” alt-country cover of Britney Spears “Toxic” that is worth checking out, if only for curiosity sake but you might be surprised how well it works.”

“The IMA Publishing Group has announced that Or, the Whale recently entered into a deal to solicit movie and television placements for the band's music. The IMA Publishing group is a newly-formed licensing division of The Independent Music Awards, a unique international program that vets self-released and independent label artists from around the world and offers synch and master licenses for a diverse roster of award-winning, independent talent. ”

Or, the Whale to explore movie and television?

“A reference to Moby Dick and a testament to the roots of what making music is all about, San Francisco seven-piece Or, the Whale, is kicking up dust along the West Coast and spreading the gospel of honest music.... Seeing this band play live is touching, invigorating, and downright fun."”