The Lighthouse And The Whaler Mont Royal on LP + Download
The sweeping, dynamic Mont Royal showcases the growth of The Lighthouse and the Whaler as a band. Recorded with producer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, Stars, Local Natives) in Montreal over five weeks earlier this year, the album was inspired by the city – gleaning its title from the Quebec capitol’s namesake small mountain. The resultant album is immensely relatable, reflecting lyrically on what it means to grow up – moving into the phase of life where you know who you are and aren’t – and the expectations, uncertainties, and apprehensions that come with it.
Marked by spacious arrangements and meticulous instrumentation, Mont Royal ranges from the irrepressible, urgent opener "In Motion" to the infectious sing-along "Senses," from the stately, evocative swell of "Glory" to the more subdued, ambient atmospherics of "We Aren’t Who We Thought We Were" and "In The Open," and from the scaling, moody "Under" to the epic, wall-of-sound closing track "We Are Infinite."
Over the past few years, The Lighthouse and the Whaler has transformed from a folk-leaning group into the fully realized, genre-blurring band it is today. Their industrious work ethic has seen them self-release two albums – 2009′s self-titled and 2012′s This Is An Adventure - and share stages with artists including Ra Ra Riot, Matt Pond PA, Jukebox The Ghost, and Betty Who.
The Lighthouse and the Whaler is: Michael LoPresti (vocals, guitar), Matthew LoPresti (drums), Mark Porostosky, Jr. (mandolin, keys, synth), and Ryan Walker (bass, synths).
The Lighthouse And The Whaler Mont Royal Track Listing:
1. In Motion
2. I Want to Feel Alive
5. We Aren't Who We Thought We Were
8. In the Open
9. Old World
10. We Are Infinite