Light Upon The Lake: Demo Recordings (LP)


Whitney

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Amoeba Review

11/07/2017

Whitney was born out of the ashes of the once great Smith Westerns and brought us their excellent debut Light Upon The Lake back in 2016. Their melancholy, contemplative folk-rock is the perfect counterpart to the former Westerns’ youthful bluster and glam infatuations, and what makes Light Upon The Lake stand out amongst the oft-sedate folky scene are the hooks. One after another, up and down the album, the songwriting is always clever and catchy as hell. You should check it out. Really. It’s a great record. And while you do that, you would do wrong not to grab these demo versions being issued by Secretly Canadian. These aren’t the half-baked noodlings of a studio creation; these are intimate renditions of fully formed tunes, whose stripped-down quality lends them a noticeably different texture than on the final album. Whereas the gorgeous arrangements of Light betray the band’s Graham Nash/Neil Young influences, the tape hiss, bright guitars, and over-modulated production of these demos almost sound like a stoned Ariel Pink-ish version of '70s soft rock. Also featuring the excellent unreleased track “You and Me,” these early recordings are essential to any fan of homespun indie rock.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
No Woman [Demo]
Whitney 03:56
2.
The Falls [Demo]
Whitney 02:21
3.
Golden Days [Demo]
Whitney 04:07
4.
Dave's Song [Demo]
Whitney 03:12
5.
You And Me [Demo]
Whitney 02:55


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
No Matter Where We Go [Demo]
Whitney 02:50
2.
On My Own [Demo]
Whitney 02:14
3.
Polly [Demo]
Whitney 03:33
4.
Follow [Demo]
Whitney 03:09
5.
Southern Nights
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