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The Lighthouse and the Whaler


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The Lighthouse and the Whaler is a band from Cleveland, Ohio, though its name alludes to the waters off the coast of Massachusetts. Inspired by a theme from Moby Dick, the band's name alone is enough to make underpaid Literature teachers beam with pride.

The band plays indie-folk-pop and does not believe that genre labels tell you anything you need to know about a band. It has nevertheless caught the attention of MTV, FILTER, Spinner, Daytrotter, Paste and other media outlets that cater to indie-folk-pop music fans.

The Lighthouse and the Whaler recently released its new album, "This is an Adventure,” produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Ra Ra Riot), which NPR Music liked so much it named the band the "next artist on the rise.”

The band has performed over 200 concerts across North America, though its favorite show to date took place in the attic of an old bookstore. The band has shared stages with the like of The Temper Trap, Cults and GIVERS, while sharing blankets in its tour van, nicknamed Serena.

John Richards of KEXP called The Lighthouse and the Whaler his new favorite band. He may be the smartest man on the planet.