Smith Westerns Offshoot Whitney Announce Debut Album

Smith Westerns Offshoot Whitney Announce Debut Album
Since the demise of Smith Westerns at the end of 2014, guitarist Max Kakacek has been focusing on a new project called Whitney. After unveiling their "No Woman" single earlier in the year, the band have now detailed their debut album. Titled Light Upon the Lake, the record arrives June 3 through Secretly Canadian.

The core of Whitney comprises Kakacek and former Unknown Mortal Orchestra member Julien Ehrlich. The Windy City pair evolved from roommates to songwriting partners, crafting their 10-song introduction during a series of early-morning sessions. Thematically, the set is said to be about "the breakups they were enduring and the breakdowns they were trying to avoid."

To help support the album, they've unveiled a new song from the collection, "Golden Days." You'll find the breezy, brass-dusted rock track's music video below, along with the previously released clip for "No Woman."

While the record release is a few months off, Whitney hit the road to support the LP in April. Below, you'll find info on their North American trek, which finds them sharing stages with Wild Nothing and Ehrlich's former band, Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Light Upon the Lake:
 
1. No Woman
2. The Falls
3. Golden Days
4. Dave's Song
5. Light Upon the Lake
6. No Matter Where We Go
7. On My Own
8. Red Moon
9. Polly
10. Follow
 
Tour dates:

04/09 Bloomington, IN - University of Indiana
04/19 Los Angeles, CA - Union
04/20 San Diego, CA - The Casbah #
04/21 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room #
04/22 San Francisco, CA - The Independent #
04/25 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile #
04/26 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret #
04/27 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge #
04/28 Boise, ID - Neurolux #
04/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Loading Dock #
05/02 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club #
05/03 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall #
05/07 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre *
05/08 Lincoln, NE - Vega *
05/09 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's *
05/10 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
05/12 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck *
05/13 Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge - Minglewood Hall *
05/14 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
05/17 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner *
05/18 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme *
05/19 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
05/20 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs) *
05/21 Winnipeg, MB - West End Culture Centre *
05/23 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina *
05/24 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room *
05/25 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar *
05/30 Detroit, MI - El Club
05/31 Cleveland, OH - Mahalls
06/01 Albany, NY - The Hollow
06/03 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
07/15 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

# with Wild Nothing
* with Unknown Mortal Orchestra