With a passion for creating music and spreading hope through friendships comes Austin five-piece, Shadow of Whales. 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/glockenspiel. 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 more importantly, they all love people.
The band 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, Less than a year later, SoW released their debut self-titled EP and saw an explosion of support from 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 and has seen regular rotation at Starbucks Coffee and Hollister stores across the United States and Canada.
Shadow of Whales have shared the stage with names such as Courage My Love, Mayday Parade, Circa Survive, Jonny Craig and performed at several festivals such as the Vans Warped Tour, (San Antonio) RedGorilla Music Festival, Heart of Texas Rockfest, South By So What?! Festival, and the “Rather Be Dead Than Cool” Tour (Texas dates) with Forever Came Calling.
RIYL: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! At the Disco