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.