With their groundbreaking EP Paths still gaining momentum with fans, Cleveland’s The Lighthouse And The Whaler have released today a brand new single “Into The Unknown.” Rife with a soaring and epic chorus and a monster hook befitting of a great white, “Into the Unknown” propels the listener into a pastoral and textured expanse that The Waster has hailed as “embodiment of adventurous free expression”.
“We wanted to write a song that captured the spirit of exploration,” says Michael LoPresti about the song. “I’ve traveled around the world quite a bit now and I’ve come to realize that, for me, going to new places and into new cultures has helped me to find who I am. To recognize something inside of me that I think is in all of us on some level, a desire for adventure. We wanted to create a song that reflected that idea and hopefully help to inspire the listeners next expedition.” The video for “Into The Unknown” premiered on New Noise. The single is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other retail outlets.
In addition, the band are readying their 20 date tour that kicks off in Nashville, TN’s The Basement on May 9th and winds out to the West Coast before returning them to their hometown’s Beachland Ballroom on June 2nd. Philadelphia’s Vita And The Woolf will support.
With media both large and small including Rolling Stone, NPR, Paste, bestowing high praise on the four piece, The Lighthouse And The Whaler has been independently building a mini empire all their own. The follow-up to their critically-hailed 2015 album Mont Royal which was produced by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National), PATHS finds the band expanding on their previously roots-based rock to a more fully-realized crisp sound that likened them to the percussive harmonics of Local Natives, the sonic adventurousness of Broken Social Scene with the taut Britpop pogos of Two Door Cinema Club. Local paper Cleveland Scene characterized the “terrific new EP, Paths” as “an homage to the synth-pop of the ’80s.”
The Lighthouse And The Whaler is Michael LoPresti, Mark Porostosky Jr. and Ryan Walker.
With Vita And The Woolf
May 9 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
May 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
May 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
May 12 – Houston, TX @ Rockefeller’s
May 13 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
May 15 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
May 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The The Rebel Lounge
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
May 19 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
May 20 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
May 22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
May 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 26 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
May 27 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
May 29 – Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel
May 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
June 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom