Men and Whales is an alternative rock band from Queens, NY, whose sound and energy summon the likes of Superdrag, Weezer, and the Foo Fighters.
Men and Whales launched in 2008 with the release of their debut album, Farewell to the Fire. These early years found the band performing and touring throughout their native NYC. After the release of the Long Story Short EP (2009) and their second full length album, When the Days Blend (2010), the band played several shows on the west coast culminating at LA’s Whisky a Go-Go. The following year the band performed at the CMJ Music Festival in NYC.
In 2012, with producer Andy Baldwin, the band released The Years Are Gone. The first single, Arabella, became a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest while the video for Everything We Give received over 200k views on YouTube. In 2016 the band released their self-titled EP with friend and producer Sam Shaw. The song Circus of the Soul would go on to win best lyrics in The USA Songwriting Competition.
In 2021, ahead of their newest album, Tom Murphy performed an acoustic version of Never Alone on the Lennon Bus Live. Music videos for the songs I Will Follow and Signs of Life were released shortly thereafter. Men and Whales released No Time Passed, their fourth full length album, in the summer of 2021.
Tom Murphy - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Brent Lazo - Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Clint Paul - Bass
Matt Graff - Drums
Mark Seman - Drums (2012-15)
G. Finley - Drums (2008-11)