Said The Whale – As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide (Deluxe Edition + B-Sides) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:13 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hidden Pony Records
JUNO Award winning chart-toppers Said The Whale have announced a deluxe edition release of their 2017 LP As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide via Hidden Pony Records. Released one year after the original on March 30, the album will include 10 additional tracks, 5 B-sides, 4 acoustic versions, and 1 new cover song. To celebrate the release, the band has shared one of the previously unreleased tracks “Congratulations”.
Previously operating as a five-piece, the current trio – made up of frontmen Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown – have created their most collaborative, focused record to date. Previous releases highlighted the contrast between the two founders’ eclectic rock influences and salt-of-the-earth folksiness. Here, their styles become one. Despite the album’s many adventurous sonic forays, it remains true to the spirit of their classic work. At its core, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide is a singer-songwriter record, guided by introspective lyrics and alchemical group harmonies from Ben, Tyler and Jaycelyn.
Additionally, the band will be releasing a 5 episode podcast titled Demoitis – available on iTunes later this month. Each episode explores a song from As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide as well as featuring discussions with peers in the Canadian music scene such as Max Kerman (Arkells), Graham Wright (Tokyo Police Club), Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother) and more.
01. Step into the Darkness
02. More Than Ever
04. I Will Follow You
05. Realize Real Eyes
08. Beautiful Morning
09. Emily Rose
10. Lilac and Willow
12. Nothing Makes Me Happy (feat. Willa)
13. Out of My Skin
14. Fucks to Give
15. Realize Real Life
16. Lilac and Willow (Acoustic)
17. Confidence (Acoustic)
18. Realize Real Eyes (Acoustic)
19. More Than Ever (Acoustic)
20. The New Maybe