White Whale Biography
Call me Ishmael. Or don’t. That’s entirely up to you. Many years ago - or sooner, I am
imprecise about these things - a landlocked group of men from the vicinity of a town in
Kansas called Lawrence embarked upon a journey of the soul. Or a journey full of soul.
Again, you decide. Armed with the weapons of the musician’s trade, these five travelers
were bestowed with the biblical and mythical name of White Whale. Prior bands of
minstrels attempted the majestic grandeur inherent in White Whale. The intrepid
Butterglory; the fearless Get Up Kids; Thee (fearsome) Higher Burning Fire; and the
brave, chivalrous Matt Suggs all drove their vessels to sea. All were driven back to the
land of corn. Yet their combined talents have taken them to corners of the globe only
dreamed of by other bands.
And in White Whale’s maiden voyage, WWI, all glory and honor is theirs. Amassing the
power of the Big Star with the fury of the Sabbath (Black) and the mesmerizing wiles of
the Badfinger, the gentlemen of White (F-in’) Whale are not afraid to ask the musical
question “What’s an Ocean For?” Beware ye Decemberists and those who would set the
Arcade (a)Fire, the Okkervil River can not contain the enormity of White Whale.
Featuring Matt Suggs (Matt Suggs, Butterglory), Rob Pope (The Get Up Kids), and John
Anderson, Zach Holland, Dustin Kinsey (Thee Higher Burning Fire).