Whitney: “No Woman”

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Whitney: “No Woman”

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

Photo by Sandy Kim

Chicago’s Whitney features Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, formerly of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, respectively. Those two bands know how to craft lo-fi psychedelic pop, and the same goes for Whitney. But the duo goes widescreen on the gorgeous single “No Woman.” A scratchy keyboard gives way to a horn and string section that sounds like it was pulled from some lost Spaghetti Western. It’s a bold and soulful song, floating along Ehrlich’s falsetto. “We wanted to make a record that seemed like it was by an old-ass dude living alone,” Kakacek told The Fader last year, and the image fits. It’s a lost song, in every sense of the word. Listen to “No Woman” below.

–Art Levy

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