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Well, now that our new record, “As Close As We Are,” is all pressed up and ready to be released sometime soon we figured it was time to get ready to play some shows! We’ve got 2 coming up – the first of which is this weekend!

We’ve been asked to take part in the amazing Waking Windows IV !!! The annual fest has taken over Downtown Winooski for the past few years – we will be a small and sweet part of a whole 4-day extravaganza which runs from May 1-4.  Full schedule and ticket buying opportunities if you follow the link above or you can learn more about the festival and how to get  a full 4-day pass (only $20) at the Waking Windows facebook page. In addition to tons of bands from near and far in multiple awesome venues, there will also be stand-up comedy and delicious food and drink – you really shouldn’t miss any of it!

Let’s Whisper is playing the afternoon outdoor matinee on Saturday, May 3rd . Our set starts at 2:15! Hope to see you there. We have our fingers crossed for a beautiful day.

After that, our next performance is going to be the record release party for this thing:

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We are still working out all the details, but for now we can confirm that As Close As We Are will be released on June 24th and it will be the last official release of the amazing WeePOP! records! We are still in the planning stages for a big party and show – we’ve lined up a handful of amazing bands, a lovely venue, and a perfect summer evening to really send this thing off into the world properly!  I’m sure we will tell you more about what to expect as we get closer to the party, but for now here is some basic info: Saturday June 7th, The Skinny Pancake. 9 p.m. Let’s Whisper. Sleepyhead. Heathers. The Spook School. (maybe some other special guests, too!)

More on that later!

 

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coming soon!

So it has been a while, but we are happy to announce that we have a new record coming out very soon on WeePOP!

Currently we are taking part in the pre-order for the 10″ vinyl via a kickstarter campaign for the final three records in the WeePOP! catalog! We are honored to be the final release of the label’s fantastic run of releases and psyched to be in such good company with a new One Happy Island live album (“Your Flaws Aren’t Picturesque” ) and a new Colin Clary LP (Twee Blues volume 1).

For details on how to order our new record (and the two other sweet new WeePOP! releases) and how to help WeePOP! go out with a bang, please do checkout this link:

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565311216/help-weepop-go-out-with-a-bang

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please note that you can grab the first song (“paperclip chains”) from our record directly from the kickstarter page.

 

 Hi there! Just a quick note to let you know that Let’s Whisper may be coming your way soon!

Please check out our shows page for details of our upcoming tour of the UK, which is nicely book-ended by a kick-off show in Boston on Monday, Sept 26th (at Great Scott) and a homecoming gig at the Monkey House in Winooski on Friday, October, 7th!

In between, we’ll by playing a decent handful of shows with the lovely Standard Fare in Chelmsford, York, Sheffield, and London, plus an amazing All-Dayer in Nottingham with tons of amazing bands, a show in Cambridge with the incredible Tender Trap (!) and finally a sneaky underground apartment show in Glasgow! yow! Most details of the UK tour are also available here

We’ll get our shows page updated soon, and look forward to rocking you in the near future. To make this tour even more extra special, we’ve decided to make the trek as a 3-piece with our good friend Brad Searles, who is helping us add a little extra rhythm to our live show to allow us to bring a bit of a fuller sonic experience as we play songs from our recent album, The Shortest Days. So far our rehearsals have us very excited to share our songs in a new way that sometimes even gives us goosebumps! If that wasn’t enough, we also have this sweet new video that our friends Chris Lapointe and Seth Jarvis helped us make for All Happy Endings. We do hope you you enjoy it.

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First of all, Thanks to everyone who came out to our listening party at the Rose Street Gallery! We had a wonderful time and it was fun to try (and succeed!) to do something a little different to celebrate. Extra big thanks go out to our amazing curator, Davin, and our PR specialist Lauren, and our sweeties and friends who helped in ways both big and small – including Laura and Stasia and Katie and all of our other friends who lent us gear for our installations. And special thanks to Harold, our inside man at the Rose Street gallery and all of the folks who live there for welcoming us into their space! Jim at Big Heavy World took some lovely photos and did a nice lil’ write-up here: Let’s Whisper CD Release Celebration/Listening Party

On to some new news! This Saturday we are doing another fun 2-hour action plan at the 1/2 Lounge in Burlington – you can expect as much Colin and Dana as you can handle from 7-9 p.m. We’ll play lots of Let’s Whisper songs and even a few solo songs each. Fun for all and a mellow time.

After that we are heading off to the west coast for a one-off performance as part of this year’s San Francisco Popfest!

Here’s a link to the details for the Sunday matinee in Delores Park: SFPopfest 2011 – Sunday Afternoon Picnic Show

Hopefully we’ll get to see some of our faraway friends then!

 

 

 

 


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We are so excited to announce the details of our upcoming listening party installation shindig album celebration and double mini show! Well, the flier pretty much sums it up, but if you want more detail, we have a press release on the event, too! It seemed fun and official, so we decided to share it here as well:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2011

INDIE-POP DUO LET’S WHISPER HOSTS MULTIMEDIA LISTENING PARTY TO CELEBRATE DEBUT ALBUM, THE SHORTEST DAYS

(Party expected to be festive without being gaudy, animated without being obnoxious and sweet without being precious.)

BURLINGTON, VT — In April, Burlington indie pop duo Let’s Whisper released their debut album, The Shortest Days, on London-based WeePOP! Records. The album, eight years in the making, spans the melancholy and majesty of everyday life. In short, it’s a celebration. And they want to share it. With you!

To toast the new album, Let’s Whisper (Colin Clary and Dana Kaplan of The Smittens) is hosting a fete Friday, April 22 at the Rose Street Artists’ Cooperative and Gallery in Burlington. But this isn’t your average CD release. The Let’s Whisper listening party will feature 14 different iPod listening stations — one for each song of the album. Guests will be invited to take in the music at their leisure, in whatever order they choose.

In addition to the listening stations, there will also be two Let’s Whisper performances — one at 8:30 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Experience the album, then listen to the band live. Or vice versa. Whatever works!

The listening party will be a shoeless affair. The gallery maintains a strict no-shoes policy, so guests are asked to wear their best socks, stockings, tights, nylons or breeches. A free copy of The Shortest Days and a limited edition album poster will be given to the person with the jazziest hosiery.

Here are the details:

What: Let’s Whisper Listening Party

When: 8-10 p.m., Friday, April 22

Where: Rose Street Artists’ Cooperative and Gallery, 78 Rose St., Burlington, Vt.

Cost: Free!

Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks, Seven Days! We got a lovely review in our weekly arts paper and have 2 hours of time to fill with songs on saturday night at the one half lounge in downtown burlington! I think our plan is to play a lot of Let’s Whisper songs and also have a mini set by dana and a mini set by colin. 7-9 p.m. No cover. You can read the review here.

This is sort of a fun chance for us to play together and feel good about the impending release of the album, which will be released next week – according to Camila at WeePOP!, the pre-orders will be shipping soon!

Next week we hope to have exciting news about the official release party for The Shortest Days, which we are hoping will be something special and fun. We’re dreaming big and making plans!

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Alright! We have been thrilled at all the nice things people have had to say about our new album  - and we’re thrilled that it will officially be released on April 9th!  Of course we’ll be having a big celebration after it comes out – but if you can’t wait til then, we’ll be playing a lil’ pre-release show this Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the 1/2 Lounge in downtown Burlington – should be a mellow way to share our excitement and have some fun.

We were tickled to learn recently that we’ve been getting some love from the huge commercial alternative radio station 99.9 The BUZZ! For a couple weeks now we’ve heard DJ Llu playing “Meet Me on The Dance Floor” on the BUZZ’s Early Warning program! It’s awesome that when a cool DJ gets a chance to choose what to play, the choice is Let’s Whisper! Thanks for having such great taste and being so supportive, Llu! We’re fans of you, too! Here’s a playlist!

This week we’ll be appearing on another awesome radio program – Rocket Shop! We’ve been invited to stop by the Radiator studio during the first hour of Wednesday’s show to have a talk and play some tracks from The Shortest Days and play a few songs live right there – it should be a good time. Tune in from 8-10 for the whole show! 105.9 WOMM-LP  is Burlington’s low-power and local radio station! If you aren’t in signal range, you can still listen in online.

We can’t wait until everyone can finally get a copy of our album – here’s a few more fun things we’ve read about it:

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in spanish!

in amsterdam!

hope to see you soon!

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Well, things here at Let’s Whisper HQ have been pretty busy lately – this past Thursday Dana and Colin played solo sets at August First as part of a songwriter’s series hosted by local songbird Myra Flynn. In addition to Myra and Dana and Colin, there were mini-sets by Justin Levinson and Will Daley. Local music scribe Dan Bolles did a nice preview in Seven Days, too. You can read it here: http://www.7dvt.com/2011spring-your-step

There was even a 2-song mini Whisper set – with rousing renditions of “When You Were Eating Ice Cream” and “All Happy Endings.” A good time was had by all.

If you want to read some of the early reviews of The Shortest Days, well, here are links to a few that have put a little extra spring in our step!

Words And Smiles » Blog Archive » Put some spring into your spring with Let’s Whisper

A layer of chips: Let’s Whisper – The Shortest Days (WeePop!)

Beerandbands: Let’s Whisper – The Shortest Days

INDIETODAY.NET: Let’s Whisper

That’s all from us for now – though be sure to check our shows page – though we are still working on setting up some Let’s Whisper shows for when the Album comes out, we want to make sure you know about the awesome Smittens show on St. Patrick’s Day – we’ll post the lovely flier David Smitten made on that page.

Thanks for reading!

The Shortest Days is now available for pre-order from WeePOP! The first 50 orders come with a special hand-screened mini-poster, too! Check out the WeePOP! site for more details, track listing, and a couple songs you can download to listen to while you wait for it to come in the mail! No pressure, though!

Hear ye, hear ye!

The waiting is almost over! We expect to be able to announce the release date of our new album, The Shortest Days, quite soon!

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