IFC Premieres Whispertown’s “Open The Other Eye” Video; Parallel Out Now On Acony Records

By on January 30, 2013


Los Angeles’ Whispertown released the official video for “Open The Other Eye” the lead single from Parallel out now on Acony Records. The video premiered on IFC who described the track as “charming and irresistible.” The video is also available on the band’s newly launched YouTube channel. The YouTube channel will be continuously updated with official videos, live footage, fan videos and videos for previously unreleased songs. Whispertown is the latest iteration of the unique vision of Morgan Nagler (songwriter, lead vocals, guitar). What was once The Whispertown 2000 has morphed into a less structured version of itself, with Nagler’s unmistakable vocals leading a revolving cast of musicians and artists.


On the strength of Nagler’s classic songwriting and the bands compelling live performances Whispertown have garnered support slots for Jenny Lewis, The Breeders, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, She & Him, The Elected, Azure Ray, Maria Taylor and many more. Jenny Lewis said, “Morgan Nagler is my favorite songwriter. Period.” The band caught the attention of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, inspiring the first signing to their own Acony Records. Shortly thereafter, the band released 2008’s Swim, comprised of classic songwriting and harmonious folk-pop. Spin magazine wrote that “Whispertown 2000 separate themselves from L.A.’s soft-rock heap by virtue of Morgan Nagler’s acute lyrics and heartsick vocals.” Filter praised the album for its “arch simplicity, angst-free acoustic poetics, home-spun urban sweetness, and melodies that start spinning in the head and never stop.”


Whispertown’s sophomore release Parallel sticks to Nagler’s earth grounded wisdoms while taking a turn toward a new form of lo-fi electronica. Parallel moves easily through rock gems like “Blood From Wine” and “State Of Mind” with lyrical prowess, only to be punctuated perfectly by stark dance tracks such as “Open The Other Eye.” The seven-song EP was produced, recorded and mixed by Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes), co-produced by Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), and was executive produced by David Rawlings.


Whispertown will be performing this year at SXSW and look for Morgan in the indie film “Pleased To Meet Me” staring Aimee Mann, John Doe, Loudon Wainwright and Joe Henry which will be released later this year.


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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.