Whitney (ex-Smith Westerns) share new single/video “No Woman,” playing SXSW ++ dates with Ne-Hi
by Bill Pearis
Whitney, the new band from former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, are wrapping up their debut album which will be out later this year, details still TBA. They have shared a song from the record, “No Woman,” which is a lovely country-tinged number with soulful horns, pretty strings and a laid-back VU-style solo. Erlich talks about the song’s birth:
‘No Woman’ started to take shape when I woke up on a friend’s floor one morning. He was taking a shower and the chorus popped into my head while I was grabbing my stuff to go home. Later on Max and I sat down and wrote the chords and song structure in our apartment. It’s about losing the love of your life and being thrown into an aimless journey because of it.
The video for the song, directed by Hugh Donkin, has the band chilling at a cabin in the woods. Axes and smoke bombs are thrown, beer is drunk. Watch it below.
Related: ex-Smith Westerns singer Cullen Omori will release his solo debut via Sub Pop in March.
Whitney – 2016 Tour Dates
03/16 – 03/18/2016 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19/2016 – Dallas, TX / Spillover Music Fest
03/20/2016 – Columbia, MO / Rose Music Hall with NE-HI
03/21/2016 – St. Louis, MO / The Demo with NE-HI
03/22/2016 – Champaign, IL / The Accord with NE-HI