That album, One Steady Breath, is a little bit cheesy, as my review indicates. But there are a few solid tracks on it, and from what I saw on First Friday, the group has added a few more. The band has also added a drummer - Albert Bickley and Dave Tanner (who also plays in Beatles tribute act Liverpool) are now joined on drums by Kelsey Cook. And they're about to tour the United States, with shows in Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago; Canton, Ohio; Boston; New York; Cincinnati and St. Louis.
This Saturday, July 20, the Depth and the Whisper kicks off the tour with a show at the Uptown Arts Bar. They'll be joined by Erik Voeks, another quietly sturdy pop songwriter, on lead guitar. "Erik is a great friend, along with being a tremendous talent on lead guitar," Tanner says. "The rehearsals have been tremendous in terms of give and take. We can't wait to hit the stage." (Voeks opens with a solo set at the Uptown Arts Bar show.)
The Depth and the Whisper is also working on a new record with producer Aaron Crawford (Beautiful Bodies, Flee the Seen), so be on the lookout for that, too.