The classic tale of musical romance continues for Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, the husband and wife duo behind Whitehorse. One year after their debut, Whitehorse returns in ambitious fashion with The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss and a date at Massey Hall in 2013. The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss is everything the talented pair's first full length promised. As a whole, the album reveals the range of creative possibility that only expands as Whitehorse develops and focuses their sound. Song by song, the record takes surprising turns; while each track confidently bears Whitehorse's signature blistering guitar work and love-knotted vocals, their willingness to take risks and ability to pull them off makes for captivating listening.
Whitehorse's live show is built on mesmerizing guitar work and smoldering vocal chemistry, but also brings much more to the stage with complex layers of percussion, keyboard and telephone receiver amplification, tangled like an embrace with the help of looping pedals. Their sold out Winter Garden Theatre show in February 2012 signaled their unquestionable arrival as a band. With savage talent and tender hearts, Whitehorse expertly plays both lion and lamb on The Fate of This World Depends on This Kiss.
The Sudden Lovelys formed in the summer of 2010. Shortly after, they released a six song EP titled Songs From A Hallway which was recorded in the hallway of their home in Nordeast Minneapolis. In 2011, after their first ever nationwide tour, they graduated to a humble home studio in the basement and proceeded to record three full length albums. The albums were released unofficially as Part 1: Red Rose In A Yellow Army, Part 2: Big White Circle, and Part 3: Liquid Silver.