Max Kakacek, the former Smith Westerns guitarist, and Julien Ehrlich, the singing drummer who used to play in Unknown Mortal Orchestra, have a new band called Whitney, and they play jangly and shambolic indie rock. We’ve already posted the band’s “No Woman” video, and now they’ve announced that their debut album Light Upon The Lake will be coming out in a few months. They recorded the album in California, with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado producing, white they slept in tents in the backyard. And their new single “Golden Days,” a supremely laid-back rocker with some breezy horns, is a real camping-in-the-backyard jammer. In the video, from directors, Josiah Marshall and Frank Frankowski, a reel-to-reel tape player becomes a portal to a more chill universe. Check it out below.
Light Upon The Lake is out 6/3 on Secretly Canadian.