indie rock photography
by jasper coolidge
Men and Whales 05.05.11
@ Fontana's NYC
Kicking off their 3 week May residency, Men and Whales played
it the only way they know how - with snap, crackle, and a lot of pop.
I have to admit I was drawn to their name because of the seeming glut of
whale-related items in the indie world:
The Squid and The
Whale, the ensuing
Noah and The
Whale, the always popular
Fudgie The Whale,
But upon hearing their music I had visions of 1800's Japanese Eskimo
fishermen in epic battles with monster sea monsters in the face of a
tsunami with Weezer as their war songs, if that makes any sense.
More simply they're a very good at what they do pop punk band that will
probably slot right into a
Warped Tour spot if they were willing. Tomorrow, May 12, they
embark on the ambitious task of covering the sacred
complete and in order and if their take on
is any indication, it's going to be quite epic in it's own right.
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