'Voices everywhere, caught again in the devil's snare,' belts lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Robins of San Francisco-based Or, the Whale on the second song of the band's newest album. The song, Datura
, is a rollicking ode to the hallucinogenic properties of jimson weed but could just as easily be a description of the band itself. On the heels of 2007's Light Poles and Pines
, featuring the band's debut single Call and Response
- which earned them a coveted spot on Radio & Records Top 100 Americana Artists of 2008; an appearance on Good Morning, America; and attention in USA Today, Paste, and Billboard magazines - comes the band's much-anticipated self titled second album, Or, the Whale is a band that will rock you, make you dance, and maybe even inspire you to contribute to their amazing vocal pyrotechnics - voices everywhere, indeed.