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Peterborough Musicfest Peterborough Musicfest 2019
Venue: Unknown venue (Peterborough, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Atlin Music Festival Atlin Music Festival 2019
Venue: Unknown venue (Atlin, BC, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale and The Beaches at Malkin Bowl (September 6, 2019)
Venue: Malkin Bowl (Vancouver, BC, Canada) Find tickets
Sonic Field Day Sonic Field Day 2019
Venue: Hawrelak Park (Edmonton, AB, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Satellite (September 18, 2019)
Venue: The Satellite (Los Angeles, CA, US) Find tickets
Said The Whale with Melville at Polaris Hall (September 20, 2019)
Venue: Polaris Hall (Portland, OR, US) Find tickets
Arts and Draughts Arts and Draughts 2019
Venue: Unknown venue (Port Angeles, WA, US) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Sunset Tavern (September 22, 2019)
Venue: Sunset Tavern (Seattle, WA, US) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Port Theatre (September 26, 2019)
Venue: Port Theatre (Nanaimo, BC, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Tidemark Theatre (September 27, 2019)
Venue: Tidemark Theatre (Campbell River, BC, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Capital Ballroom (September 28, 2019)
Venue: Capital Ballroom (Victoria, BC, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Blue Grotto (October 1, 2019)
Venue: Blue Grotto (Kamloops, BC, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Palace Theatre (October 3, 2019)
Venue: Palace Theatre (Calgary, AB, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Bo's Bar & Stage (October 6, 2019)
Venue: Bo's Bar & Stage (Red Deer, AB, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Broadway Theatre (October 7, 2019)
Venue: Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Artesian (October 9, 2019)
Venue: The Artesian (Regina, SK, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Garrick (October 11, 2019)
Venue: The Garrick (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Warehouse (November 27, 2019)
Venue: Warehouse (St. Catharines, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at London Music Hall (November 28, 2019)
Venue: London Music Hall (London, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Maxwell's Music House (November 29, 2019)
Venue: Maxwell's Music House (Waterloo, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Casbah (November 30, 2019)
Venue: The Casbah (Hamilton, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Rock House (December 2, 2019)
Venue: The Rock House (Saint John's, NL, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Seahorse Tavern (December 3, 2019)
Venue: Seahorse Tavern (Halifax, NS, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Capitol (December 5, 2019)
Venue: The Capitol (Fredericton, NB, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at L'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle (L'Esco) (December 6, 2019)
Venue: L'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle (L'Esco) (Montreal, QC, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at Bronson Centre (December 7, 2019)
Venue: Bronson Centre (Ottawa, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale at The Music Hall Concert Theater (December 8, 2019)
Venue: The Music Hall Concert Theater (Oshawa, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Said The Whale Jun 19, 2019
The Record Shop video premieres tonight at 6pmPST / 9pm EST (LINK: but I think before we all watch it we should do a little a how-it’s-made RECAP: first, we shot a performance-style video in front of a green screen. Director Johnny Jansen edited it, and cut it into 1.3second segments. He then broke each segment down frame-by-frame and created circular zoetrope style images. Through a rigorous process of trial and error, he figured out exactly how to create these images so that when they were rotated at 45rpm they would self-animate. Next, the images were printed onto 12” vinyl stickers and placed carefully onto 129 used records. All the outlines were laser cut and we had a little “peeling party” to remove all the extra sticker parts so you could see the vinyl grooves in between the images. That night Johnny did the first test-shot and it was a success!!! When shooting at 12fps, each record self-animated a 1.3second segment of the music video. Incredible. Once all the records were prepared and in order, Amazing Factory Productions Inc. hopped on board, designed a beautiful set, and shot the video in a garage in a single all-night session. There was very little editing required once the video was shot, since the bulk of the work had been done before the shoot date. And that’s the video!!! It’s an amazing feat, and I think it’s better viewed with an understanding of how it was created, hence the firestorm of social media activity this past week. I hope you all enjoy it!! We’ll be going live on Instagram around 5pmPST to chat n hang, and then we can all watch the video at 6pmPST / 9pmEST. One last thing which is super important: we would like to express our IMMENSE gratitude for the financial support of RBC Music / Prism Prize, without whom this video would not have been possible.
Said The Whale Jun 19, 2019
ACTUALLY, WAIT: I will not shut up about this video 😬😬😬 What makes this thing so special is that, as cool as the zoetrope effect is, the video isn’t just random animations. It’s a full music video, played out in sequence, in 1.3second increments on 129 REAL vinyl records. The reason I keep blabbing and explaining this is because if you understand what you’re watching when you see it tomorrow, it will blow your mind. Hit the YouTube link ( and set your alarms. June 19th, 6pmPST.
Said The Whale Jun 18, 2019
Said The Whale Jun 17, 2019
These are all the physical records used in the Record Shop music video. Sound on for my commentary. When you watch it on Wednesday (on YouTube at 6pmPST!) remember that you are watching literal records spinning around - NO VISUAL FX were used in the final cut. It’s all analogue, baby!!✨
Said The Whale Jun 16, 2019
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!!! May your day be filled with ninja weaponry and [swipe right]...SNACKS. 🎉🗡🍩
Said The Whale Jun 15, 2019
Okay and then once everything was printed out and placed on the records, we had a peeling party. That sounds gross, but it was just a group of people sitting around peeling the excess sticker parts from the records so that you could see the vinyl grooves through the images. (I have NO idea what Cayne and Ben were talking about, but when you’ve been zoned out on peeling stickers for 6 hours, conversation gets weird) #RecordShop #June19
Said The Whale Jun 15, 2019
Record Shop Music Video - Behind The Scenes (Part...3?): The next step was printing out all 129 circular images. This is a timelapse of the printer at @lasersharpprinting doing its thang. Once it was all printed out onto sticky vinyl sheets, each circle had to be very carefully placed onto the vinyl records. SO much of this music video is about math, so things had be done absolutely perfectly. #RecordShop #June19
Said The Whale Jun 14, 2019
More pre-print frames from the Record Shop vid. Read yesterday’s post for the full description! Things starting to get psychedelic... 🌀✨ #RecordShop #June19
Said The Whale Jun 13, 2019
So we’d shot the performance video on a green screen. Now it was time for @johnnyajansen to shine. I’ll do my best to explain this as clearly as possible, please bear with’s what happened next: Johnny edited the video as you would edit any standard performance video. And then he chopped the video into 129 separate clips, each 1.33333 seconds in length. (The video was shot at 12fps, so each 1.3 second clip was comprised of 16 frames). He then set out to create 129 circular images. What you’re looking at here are a few of those images. As you can see, each circular image has 16 frames from the video, fanned out sequentially on the image. #RecordShopMusicVideo #June19
Said The Whale Jun 12, 2019
If you ever wanna remember what you had for lunch I highly recommend filming a music video with one of these spinning plate things. 🤮🤮🤮 #RecordShopMusicVideo #June19
Said The Whale Jun 11, 2019
Record Shop music video behind the scenes - Step 1: film a performance video on a green screen. This was harder than it looks. Green screen rockin’ is lonely business. And then there was the spinning plate....🌀
Said The Whale Jun 10, 2019
The most technically incredible video of our career is premiering on YouTube on June 19 at 6pmPST. It was created using 129 spinning vinyl records and NO visual FX. Seriously, it’s bananas. If you would like to help us launch it, shoot an email to [email protected] (If you’re able to be EXTRA helpful, you may even get one of the actual vinyl records from the video shoot sent your way 💌📭) Here’s the link to the premiere for you to bookmark:
Said The Whale Jun 09, 2019
The kind of girl to wear a toque in the summer ☀️ (to the tune of Dan Mangan's hit single, of course...) Use discount code TOQUEINTHESUMMER to get 20% off when you order a Cascadia toque from our online merch store! 🌲🌲🌲
Said The Whale Jun 08, 2019
Just got our first week ticket counts for the 🌲Cascadia Fall Tour🌲 and I am SO HAPPY, these shows are going to be incredible. Here’s a fuzzy video of Level Best live in Toronto earlier this year to celebrate. See you out there! SEPT 6. Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl SEPT 8. Edmonton, AB @ Hawrelak Park SEPT 18. Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite SEPT 20. Portland, OR @ TBC SEPT 21. Port Angeles, WA @ Arts & Drafts Festival SEPT 22. Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern SEPT 26. Nanaimo, BC @ Port Theatre SEPT 27. Campbell River, BC @ Tidemark Theatre SEPT 28. Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom OCT 1. Kamloops, BC @ Blue Grotto OCT 3. Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre OCT 6. Red Deer, AB @ Bo's OCT 7. Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre OCT 9. Regina, SK @ The Artesian OCT 11. Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick NOV 27. St. Catharines, ON @ The Warehouse NOV 28. London, ON @ London Music Hall NOV 29. Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell's NOV 30. Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah DEC 2. St. John's, NL @ The Rock House DEC 3. Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse DEC 5. Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol DEC 6. Montreal, QC @ L'escogriffe DEC 7. Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre DEC 8. Oshawa, ON @ Oshawa Music Hall DEC 14. Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Said The Whale Jun 06, 2019
That’s a wrap on School Tour 2019!!! We are beyond thankful to AIR MILES Canada and all the generous donors who helped us raise $12,249 for music programs across the lower mainland. It was an honor to be able to contribute, and this thing is far from over. In September we are launching our own music grant for young artists (details coming soon) AND there is still time to apply for our Malkin Bowl opening contest! If you or someone you know is an aspiring musician aged 18 or under, send them to for all the details. Everything we are doing here has been made possible by AIR MILES Canada Tom Lee Music Canada Monarch Studios Fritzworks Printing Services Yamaha Music Roland Fender OpenRoad Toyota Port Moody - THANK YOU ALL 🌲💛🌲
Said The Whale Jun 05, 2019
Our headlining tour is on sale NOW!! We cannot wait for this jaunt across the country, and are excited to bring Cascadia to life at all these shows (along with a healthy dose of STW classics and deep cuts, of course 😉). Head to for all ticket links. See you out there! 🌲🌲🌲 #CascadiaTour
Said The Whale Jun 04, 2019
Tickets for our Cascadia headline tour go on sale TOMORROW. If you’re looking at the different ticket options and seeing “VIP tickets”, this is what it all means. We’ve never done this before on a tour but seen a lot of our friends’ bands do it, and it‘s always really cool. So we’ve done our best to build an experience that we think is worth your extra money, and is fun for everyone involved. Hope to see you before the show! (Note: the VIP ticket bundle for Vancouver at Malkin Bowl is very different. See older posts for details on that)
Said The Whale Jun 03, 2019
TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: This fall CASCADIA is getting the proper coast-to-coast treatment. Tickets on sale Wednesday! 🌊🌲🇨🇦🌲🌊
Said The Whale Jun 02, 2019
Announcing headlining tour dates tomorrow. #CascadiaTour 🌲🌲🌲
Said The Whale Jun 02, 2019
Announcing headlining tour dates tomorrow. #CascadiaTour 🌲🌲🌲
Said The Whale Jun 01, 2019
Another day, another rock n roll show in a school gymnasium. Thank you ARGYLE SECONDARY, and thank you Erica for putting this one together! And of course, infinite love to our sponsors for making this happen: @airmiles_canada @tomleemusiccanada @monarchstudios @fritzworks @rolandcanada @fender @ Argyle Secondary School
Said The Whale May 31, 2019
Honestly, the kids of @asiasumas went harder than any crowd we’ve ever played to. Kinda speechless over here. 😦 @ ASIA Sumas
Said The Whale May 29, 2019
Yesterday was a really special one with Mountainside Secondary - their music teacher organized a student showcase before our set! It was amazing to see the caliber of young talent coming out of that school. Thank you for sharing the stage with us!! We are honoured to donate $1207 to your music program. 🌲📚🌲 Many ongoing thanks to our partners: @airmiles_canada @tomleemusiccanada @monarchstudios @yamahacanmusic @rolandcanada @fender
Said The Whale May 29, 2019
We are 💯one hundred 💯 days out from taking the stage at Malkin Bowl!! We will he joined by Toronto’s The Beaches, it’s gonna be the best night ever, the show is over half sold, and tickets are moving at a steady clip. Grab yours here: PS- if you are a musician under the age of 18, visit our website for details on how to apply to be the first opening act for this show. PPS- we are announcing a proper tour next week. 😬 @ Malkin Bowl
Said The Whale May 28, 2019
Q&A period with STW at Maple Ridge Secondary. This stuff renews my hope for the future! Such a great room full of good people 🌲📚🌲