The Lighthouse And The Whaler

The Wayfarer Presents

The Lighthouse And The Whaler

Vita And The Woolf, Wetwood Smokes

Sat, May 19, 2018

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Lighthouse And The Whaler
The Lighthouse And The Whaler
The Lighthouse and The Whaler are an indie rock band from Cleveland, OH known for their pop arrangements full of cinematic soundscapes and percussive harmonics. Consequence Of Sound calls them “exceptionally vibrant and full of life” and NPR described their music as “agreeably effervescent folk-pop, elevated by forays into orchestral grandiosity.”

Paths is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed LP Mont Royal, which saw the band crisscross the States with Ra Ra Riot, Run River North and Surfer Blood. It's an EP about finding your way and understanding your journey, with songs that address universal questions of who are we, where we have been and where we are going.

“Paths is an EP about changes,” says songwriter Michael LoPresti. “It’s not easy to be in a band. We’re constantly battling for relevancy while trying to make music we love. Most of the time we’re doing that while trying to balance families and providing for them. I look back at my life and I look at all the things I could have done better, it’s not really regret, it’s more realization then anything. We’re all on a path and I just want to find mine.”

With more new music on the horizon and Paths building steam this is the sound of a band emerging from a journey with stories to tell. Their compelling and beautiful new music will undoubtedly solidify The Lighthouse and The Whaler as a timelessly tuneful indie rock band.
Vita And The Woolf
Vita And The Woolf
Driven by the anthemic voice of frontwoman, Jennifer Pague and supported by the dynamic drumming of Adam Shumski and guitar stylings of Dane Galloway, Vita and the Woolf has been melding cross-genre influences in their powerhouse electronic style since the first EP Fang Song was self-released in 2014.

The band’s head-turning live show has since grown to reflect both the range of Pague’s vocals and the music’s shape shifting energy. In 2016 and 17 they have gone on three national support tours along with multiple festival appearances in summer and fall 2017. They just went on their first European tour including a stop at Reeperbahn Festival.
Wetwood Smokes
Wetwood Smokes
"Out from the unsuspecting OC suburbia rises Wetwood Smokes, an up-and-coming indie-rock trio that have already claimed the Top Artist spot on The World Famous KROQ’s “Locals Only” show thrice in recent weeks. Don’t be fooled: their limited discography demonstrates their knack for chameleon virtuosity. Like Beck and Bright Eyes before them, each collection of songs share a distinctive vibe, sound, and appeal.

Wetwood Smokes’ debut LP Earth Tones & Red (2014) holds its own like a neon fox running through a Manhattan blackout, sounding as if it was crafted by some industry veteran rather than three newcomers in their parent’s garage. Next, Wetwood Smokes’ highly praised EP Organ Donor (2015) treats your soul like a paper flag in the wind, infusing your senses with a delicate electricity. The title track transports the listener deep into the throngs of young love: each tempo-change reverberates with excitement, self-loathing, hope, anger, an overall intoxicating concoction of emotions. Wetwood Smokes’ most recent EP Our Third (2016) trades in the indie-darling tranquility for the raw energy of southern classic rock. Quick as a snap, the track “Dead Pixel” leaves an epic and dirty caterwauling gash, completing the fuzzed out portrait of a late August sunburst." - Tim Maurer

"These cats take the term power trio to new heights with their aggressive indie overtones, layered perfectly with rock aesthetics and truly impassioned vocals. The result of this package produces unique songs with timeless qualities." -Ben Kashuk of Unearth Music Hub
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627