Beloved Columbia, South Carolina indie band Those Lavender Whales is back on the road with a new record.
In 2014, doctors found an astrocytoma, a rare, life-threatening tumor, in singer Aaron Graves’s brain. After years of treatment, Graves has explored the struggle on the band’s latest album, My Bones are Singing. Released Fork & Spoon Records, the album is classic Those Lavender Whales with Graves’s honest, earnest lyrics coasting over wry pop stylings. While the songs never directly address his struggle with cancer, My Bones are Singing delves into themes of losing time and questioning one’s place in the universe, and spiritual questionings.
Recorded with Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi in Berkeley, California and in Graves’s home in Columbia, the album is a deeply personal follow-up to 2012’s Tomahawk of Praise.
Those Lavender Whales are joined by Columbia brethren Dear Blanca. The indie band blends elements of folk, blues, post-punk, and vintage rock ‘n’ roll, a sound that culminates beautifully on their latest EP, “To Tell a Half-Truth.”
They’re joined by a three-piece version of Savannah indie-Americana band Clouds & Satellites.
Friday, March 24, 9 p.m., free, 21+