Posts Tagged ‘The Lighthouse and the Whaler’


This Cleveland-based group are gearing up to release a new album called “Mont Royal”, to be unveiled on August 28th. A couple weeks back they unveiled a first taste in the form of I Want To Feel Alive, and today we’re stoked to premiere the latest offering: “In Motion.” The song is boisterous and upbeat, with a strong folk-rock tempo that will no doubt serve the band well during live performances. It certainly piques my curiosity: this album promises some great variation, and will definitely be worth a listen.

Lighthouse and the Whaler hail from Cleveland, Ohio, a city infused with entrepreneurial spirit. It’s the birthplace of Superman, the members of the band — Michael LoPresti, Matthew LoPresti, Mark Porostosky Jr., and Ryan Walker — have embraced their hometown’s DIY spirit and taken it to heart. Since self-releasing their first two albums (2009’s The Lighthouse and the Whaler, 2012’s This Is An Adventure), the band has made a name for itself internationally, moving from coffee shop tours to renowned venues. In the process, The Lighthouse and the Whaler has grown from a folk-leaning group into a fully-realized band that blurs genres and continues to reinvent. The results of this tireless pavement-pounding and soul-searching speak for themselves: millions of streams for the then-unsigned band’s songs “Pioneers” and “Venice,” and tours with artists like Ra Ra Riot, Matt Pond PA, and Jukebox The Ghost.