You may have heard of Noah and the Whale. It’s that one indie movie with Jeff Daniels as this teacher…then, playing his son there’s that kid from the Social Network who didn’t like people so much. Laura Linney also really likes tennis dudes.
All horrible corny jokes aside, the indie-band, taking their name from Noah Baumbach’s indie-flick, The Squid and Whale, just released their newest album, Last Night on Earth, in March. You may have seen the English nu-folk quintet hopping around town during SXSW – playing a string of shows while they were within the city limits.
The smartly-dressed band has a film-buff reputation with their fans, having directed a film accompanying 2009’s First Days of Spring – an album that showcased the band’s disappointment losing one time-member Laura Marling who left the group to pursue a solo career. The change deeply affected lead singer, Charlie Fink.
Refusing to let the change keep them down, Charlie and the band picked up the pieces and sat down to churn out some fresh material – deciding instead to make a narrative of the ordeal, along with some new songs. Thus, one of their latest singles, L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. was born.
Optimism and having a good time is Noah and the Whale’s motto nowadays by being honest about the bad times and then getting on stage to deliver a refreshingly emotional upbeat sound with the child-like enthusiasm to match.
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