MINNEAPOLIS, MN || MARCH 8, 2016 – The rising Minnesota indie-pop outfit, Whosah recently announced the release of their sophomore EP Work, set for 3/11/16 and shared their creative “moving picture” videos for the EP’s lead single “Ghost Town,” and opening track “Forget About It,” leaving fans thrilled to hear the completed production. Whosah proudly partenered with PopCrush for an exclusive first-listen of their EP Work, streaming in full over at the site. Here is what the band had to say about the release:
“We’re so pumped to finally get these songs in the hands of the people we wrote them for. The connection music builds between people of all walks of life is a main inspiration for us, both in writing and performing. Getting these songs out gives us a chance to build more of those meaningful connections and share part of ourselves with the people that support us. These tunes are the most personal, the most intimate, and the most creative and fun of anything we’ve ever made, so we’re just ready to get the music heard like it was made to be.” – Spencer Grimes
Produced by Nashville’s Chase Coy, the EP’s first single “Ghost Town” was released in November of 2015, followed by the EP’s leading track “Forget About It,” released last week. The band has created creative “moving picture” streams to accompany each of the tracks on the EP, providing a simple yet artistic interpretation. Whosah’s sound has historically been characterized by dense layers of backing tracks, and this new project spearheads the band’s effort toward recreating and expanding upon those layers with live instruments. Work sets out to take this synth-pop expression a step further by visually interpreting as many elements off the record as possible right in front of the audience.
1. Forget About It
2. Ghost Town
3. Something More
4. Perhaps We Were
Whosah On Tour:
4/1 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
4/3 Eau Claire, WI @ The Plus
4/4 Green Bay, WI @ Phoenix Club
4/6 Elmhurst, IL @ Fitz Spare Keys
4/21 Menomonee, WI @ UW Stout with Shinny Penny
Art is personal. It forces us to explore our most inner thoughts, while providing an opportunity to share those intimate parts of our lives and connect through our shared experiences. Since its formation, Whosah has committed to creating an environment where connections are formed through sound. By approaching every song and performance with energy and authenticity, Whosah delivers an experience that forms a bond not quickly forgotten. The group thrives in environments both large and small, performing shows as intimate as college dorms and as large as the Mall of America.
Though the five-piece calls Minneapolis their stomping grounds, they have found home to be wherever their craft takes them- from college campuses and bars across the Midwest to sharing the stage with artists like Mat Kearney, Betty Who, and The Icarus Account. Whosah has won the University of Minnesota’s Spring Jam Battle of the Bands, been featured on popular shows like NBC’s “A to Z” and MTV’s “Snookie and JWoww” and Target’s back-to-school campaign.
With a dance-pop twist on Walk the Moon and The 1975, Whosah’s new release is centered around an optimistic and spunky attitude, savoring the conflict between finding purpose in the daily routine and longing for a life beyond the known. Produced by Nashville’s Chase Coy, the first single “Ghost Town” was released in November of 2015, and will be followed in March by the full EP titled Work – a common struggle and journey we can all relate to.