Whitney (not of the Houston or mountain variety) crafts sun-soaked, playlist ready rock ‘n’ roll…nothing more, nothing less. Formerly of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra – the debut album from Chicago-based duo Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, takes things back to basics…familiar themes, tasty guitar licks and easy to drink songs no longer than 4 minutes. Let’s call it ‘70s 6-pack rock’.
As we move into the summer months – their breezy jams fit the bill for your poolside hangs, beach days, happy hours and every adventure in between. Looking for a place to start? Rev up the road trip ready track, No Matter Where We Go.
But, don’t stop there. Top to bottom Light Upon the Lake is a gem and I thoroughly suggest it stays in your summer rotation…but unlike your white pants – it’s fine to keep around well after Labor Day.
No Matter Where We Go is available as a free download Friday, June 24th, as part of KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune.
Light Upon the Lake is out now via Secretly Canadian.