Formed by Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek from the ashes of the Smith Westerns, Whitney’s lineup and sound has since vastly expanded. String and horn accompaniment elevated the Chicago band’s 2016 debut, Light Upon the Lake, but a subsequent demo collection spotlighted the songs’ organic core. Ehrlich and Kakacek strengthened…
Photos: Roman Gokhman Featuring the Smith Westerns, Surfer Blood, Band of Horses, The National and Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney performs at Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park on Aug. 9, 2013. Photo: Roman Gokhman.