Acony Records and LA-based Whispertown are proud to announce the March 20th release of the Parallel EP. Whispertown is the latest iteration of the unique vision of Morgan Nagler (songwriter, lead vocals, guitar). What was once The Whispertown 2000 has morphed into a less structured version of itself, with Nagler’s unmistakable vocals leading a revolving cast of musicians and artists. As a preview of the upcoming EP, the first single “Open The Other Eye” is available for fans to download at whispertown.com. Whispertown will be performing songs from the EP at SXSW 2012 this March.
As The Whispertown 2000, Nagler and company garnered support slots for Jenny Lewis, The Breeders, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, She & Him, The Elected, Azure Ray, Maria Taylor and many more. The band soon caught the attention of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, inspiring the first signing to their own Acony Records. Shortly thereafter, the band released 2008’s Swim, their debut release from Acony, comprised of classic songwriting and harmonious folk-pop. Spin magazine wrote that “Whispertown 2000 separate themselves from L.A.’s soft-rock heap by virtue of Morgan Nagler’s acute lyrics and heartsick vocals.” Filter praised the album for its “arch simplicity, angst-free acoustic poetics, home-spun urban sweetness, and melodies that start spinning in the head and never stop.”
Whispertown’s sophomore release on Acony Records, Parallel, sticks to Nagler’s earth grounded wisdoms while taking a turn toward a new form of lo-fi electronica. Parallel moves easily through rock gems like “Blood From Wine” and “State Of Mind” with lyrical prowess, only to be punctuated perfectly by stark dance tracks such as “Open The Other Eye.” The seven song EP was produced, recorded and mixed by Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes), Co-Produced by Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), and was Executive Produced by David Rawlings.