Next time you’re getting your Starbucks fix, pause and take a listen to the music playing overhead - feel like dancing? If you’re enjoying some alt/indie-rock, there’s a good chance you’ve just had your first taste of Shadow of Whales along with your morning coffee. These Austin, TX, locals were chosen to have their own unique blend of smooth vocals/harmonies, flowing melodies, and bouncing beats featured in Starbucks throughout the US & Canada for the month of December. Check out their latest self-titled EP streaming below and for those in the area, check out Shadow of Whales open for Jonny Craig at the Red Seven on January 21st.
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For Fans Of: The Bravery, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand
by Ashley Aron
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Joshua Flores – Lead vocals / rhythm guitar
Caleb Flores – Drums / vocals
Chris Fraga – Lead guitar / vocals
JD Vazquez – Keys/Misc / vocals
Jeremy Boyum – Bass / vocals
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Jeremy: Most all of us knew Josh and were looking for a group that shared a similar passion. Josh put all the pieces together.
Joshua: We came together in August 2013 to form music that inspired others to follow their dreams and to get them through hard time; to aim for success.
How have you grown since you started?
Jeremy: We’ve grown a TON! I mean it’s only been a year and a half but it’s been a wild ride! I feel like we have learned a lot, and we have met so many awesome people along the way. Also, we have matured a lot musically and in general. We cannot wait for 2015!
What sets you apart from other bands?
Joshua: What sets us apart from other bands is our use of puns.
Chris: Something that really sets us apart, I think, is that we are extremely dynamic. We are constantly trying new things, to make it better than before and evolve into something different.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
Caleb: The absolute best part about being in Shadow Of Whales is when you get to encourage someone to live their dream and restore hope and be uplifting through our music and friendships. It’s also an amazing experience when you get to play with your best friends on stage and the crowd is singing along and smiling and finding joy in the mist of all the evil in today’s world. Even if it’s just for 25 minutes, I love every second of it.
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
Joshua: A lot of Foster the People, imagine dragon, M83 and bad suns.
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