Oh Whitney has been described as a genre-blurring band, marrying new and old styles across the great divide of rock, blues, folk and old country. Old country as in : Hank, Merle, Willie, Townes. In 2007, while attending Duke University, guitarists Arnold and More met and formed the band, playing shows around Durham and Chapel Hill. After moving to New York, they picked up erstwhile metal drummer Lorca Faunce and 'world music'-enthusiast Holland for a bass player along the way. They cut their teeth performing in and around NYC throughout 2008 and 2009, while also playing down the east coast and into central Mexico. Now splitting time between Brooklyn and Fort Worth, TX, the band is hard at work mixing their next album, recorded in August at Boss Studios in Queretaro, Mexico. Oh Whitney will be touring the new songs in a jaunt along the east and west coasts, this October through December 2010.
Description of a sound : Listening to Oh Whitney is like taking a ride through a wormhole. In one song, they harken back to the hard-hitting style of Led Zeppelin, speak to the likes of Wilco and The Black Keys, and still resonate a distinct sound all their own. In another tune, the band will subtly draw you into an elegiac acoustic number reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt or Fleet Foxes, before Oh Whitney itself goes electric, reinforcing its unique place in the aural landscape. Their unique sound and versatile recordings stereophonically surround you; from a harmony whispered in one ear to a loud guitar passing like a plane overhead, it's hard not to lose yourself in their music. But in truth, the best way to hear the band is live, as their performances captivate their audiences from the grooving upbeat songs to the reflective slow ones, stimulating the band's natural chemistry, and reinforcing the fact that Oh Whitney is a band that proves that thoughtful songwriting and true creativity know no stylistic boundaries.