#39 Said The Whale – “As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide”

The recent departure of long time drummer Spencer Schoening along with a revolving door of bass players has resulted in Vancouver’s Juno Award winning one time 5 piece Said The Whale reduced to the trio it is today comprised of founding members Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft on guitar and vocals and Jaycelyn Brown on keyboards. Their 5th album in nine years, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide plays along similar lines of their vocal based electro pop contemporaries Mother Mother and The xx, pleasant but not overly challenging. Many of the album’s most engaging moments are closely linked to Brown’s interesting layers of synth lines and keyboard work, particularly on the track Miscarriage.

Rating: 6.5/10



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