The Wind Whistles Release “Turtle” Video, Tour

“The Wind Whistles have the stamina of a Grizzly bear”, wrote one reviewer of their previous album ‘Window Sills’. Fittingly enough, The Wind Whistles are coming out with their new thematic full length titled ‘Animals are people too’. Because, you know, people are animals. Too?

The beginning of The Wind Whistles can be traced back to early 2006, after Tom and Liza returned from an inspiring voyage overseas. Their original plan was to make a folk duo that could pull the sonic weight of a full band. With Liza on acoustic bass and Tom on acoustic guitar, she would often play the downbeat and he would take care of the backbeat. Adding their alternating and harmonizing voices to the mix, the duo crafted a sound flexible enough to grace festival stages and living rooms alike. When the Animals arrived however, some things changed…

Tom and Liza have always had a love for heavier music. Tom came from the spazzy noise-punk outfit of The Nature of Things and Liza is currently part of the grunge band Bad Fate. Being on the road with The Wind Whistles six months of the past year, and unable to vent their edgier creative tendencies into other projects, this energy began to seep into their new songs. While songs like Turtle or Treehouse Lullaby provide a solid link to Window Sills, Animals are people too is a decidedly less folky record. The 13 song album, which has a handful of songs at just 2 minutes length, burns with a determined focus and plays like a pop-rock album begotten by acoustic instruments. With Animals, The Wind Whistles have opened up their hearts wider than ever and forged a quirky nook for themselves with a style that lacks any direct comparison.

2009 will see The Wind Whistles release two full length albums (Animals are people too and The Secret Album) and take them once again across Europe and Canada.

“Animals Are People Too” Canadian Tour Dates

Aug. 28 – Surrey, BC @ Fireside Cafe
Aug. 30 – Port Coquitlam, BC @ Lion’s Park
Sept. 03 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City w/ Paper Tiger
Sept 05 – Nanton, AB @ Auditorium w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 06 – Saskatoon, SK @ Lydia’s w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 07 – Regina, SK @ The Club w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 09 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 10 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Loplops w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 13 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Boat w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 15 – Peterborough, ON @ The Spill w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 17 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange w/ The Unsettlers & Paper Tiger
Sept. 18 – Montreal, QC @ The Treatment Room w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 20 – St. Roch, QC @ Cafe Bar L’Agitee w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 23 – Sackville, NB @ Struts Gallery w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 24 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 26 – Charlottetown, PE @ The Ampersand w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 27 – Fredericton, NB @ TBA w/ Paper Tiger
Sept. 29 – Montreal, QC @ Bar St. Laurent w/ Paper Tiger
Oct. 03 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Apollo w/ Paper Tiger

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