Behind-the-scenes of Shadow of Whales annual “Escape to the Forest” aptly named “Escape to the Suburbs” because this year we were at Jeremy’s house instead of a cabin in the woods.
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Shadow Of Whales is an award-nominated, alternative indie-pop/rock band on a mission to spread hope and love as far as sound can reach. Fronting the group is Joshua Flores (Invisible Target), his brother Caleb on drums, Chris Fraga on lead guitar, Jeremy Boyum on bass guitar, and JD Vazquez on keys. What makes this band truly unique is the experience that all of them have had in aggressively seeking careers in music with their previous bands. They are all songwriters, they all love music, and they all love encouraging and inspiring people with their music
Shadow of Whales made their debut appearance at the Austin Convention Center in front of thousands of people for DellWorld; this act brought them to appear on TV only weeks later on KTBC – FOX 7 and garner praise from people like the Indie Band Guru with statements such as, “Shadow Of Whales has the tunes and the drive to make a big impact on the strong local Austin scene and beyond”
Less than a year later, SoW released their debut self-titled EP and saw an explosion of support from both their quickly growing fan base and the web. “[Shadow of Whales has] dropped one of the sassiest and catchiest records in recent memory” claims Under The Gun Review. The debut EP charted on CMJ’s top 200, was added to the regular rotation in Starbucks Coffee Shops across the U.S. and Canada, and was featured in the film “The Guards Themselves”. They’ve played their music on festival stages such as Vans Warped Tour (San Antonio), RedGorilla, Heart of Texas RockFest, and South by So What?! playing with bands like Mayday Parade, Courage My Love, Waterparks, Set It Off, Circa Survive, Cartel, and many more.
Shadow of Whales released their sophomore EP “What We Do” on August 14th, 2017, which made the NACC Top 200, preceding a mid-west regional tour. Two singles from the EP, “Runaway” and “Live It Up” saw rotation at Hollister Stores, Journeys, Burlington Coat Factory, TGI Fridays, Starbucks Coffee Shops, Uber Offices, and more. The music video for “Runaway” was received by broadcast television channels in California, Tennessee, Illinois, New York, Texas and saw syndication in select health & fitness centers across the U.S such as Golds Gym, Planet Fitness and more. “Runaway” was also featured as the “most clicked track” on FM 104.1 in Boston, MA and was #9 on IndiMusic TV’s Top 21.
In 2018, “What We Do” and it’s song “Animals” were nominated for Independent Music Awards in the “Best Indie/Alt-Rock Song” and “Best Rock EP” categories. Shadow of Whales today is continuing to play shows, and expand their US following. They’ve recently attended the Independent Music Awards in New York and will write and release new music within the year.