Upcoming Narwhal Vs. Narwhal is More Than a Good Band Name
posted by February 8 at 10:41 AMon
They’re also a great band. They’re from Portland (supporting the theory that everything good comes from or goes to Portland) and the thing I love most about their music is that they have a saxophone (and other horns, it seems), but they use it (them) in subtle ways.
An unassumingly sax plays along with the guitar and keyboard in mellow, melodic songs like “Fake Yr Tan” and “My Wing” and it brings a party (without shoving itself in your face) on the higher-energy dance track “World War Dream.” It’s not all “Look! I’m a saxophone in a indie band!” It’s not bragging. You don’t even notice it at first, you just know there’s something new and awesome about the band’s Built to Spill meets the Hold Steady sound.
I only just heard about them a week ago (I checked them out because I liked their name… I like narwhals) and I’m stoked to have the opportunity to see them this weekend—they play the Comet this Sunday with Vanishing Kids.
And now, I will close with a picture of a narwhal. Awe!