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Vancouver's Said The Whale has been on a steady upward trajectory for the past six years, as relentless touring and a prolific string of releases have led to successes including a JUNO Award in 2011 for New Group of the Year and nationally charting singles. In 2013, the tireless five-piece —which includes dual songwriters Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester, drummer Spencer Schoening, keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown and bassist Nathan Shaw — will continue to break down doors by releasing its most adventurous and hook-filled batch of songs yet. Having already released the three-song I Love You EP on June 4, the band are keeping with their inexhaustible work ethic, announcing their latest full-length album hawaiii is set for release on September 17, 2013, on Hidden Pony Records. Intentionally using a lower-case ‘h’ and ending in a trifecta of ‘i’s’ the band wanted to put some distance and distinction between the sun-filled U.S. State. The band's 2013 Tour Sampler features two tracks from their forth-coming album, as well as a selection of favourites from Little Mountain (2012) and Islands Disappear (2009).