Said The Whale formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriters Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft, "nodding at times to the sea shanties of Neutral Milk Hotel and at others to the boat-shoe-gazing of Vampire Weekend" - The National Post. The band released their sophomore album "Islands Disappear" in late 2009 on Hidden Pony Records (Hannah Georgas, Imaginary Cities) in Canada.
Lead single from the album, Camilo (The Magician), was dubbed the “song of the summer” by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3, and was one of the most-played Canadian song at Modern Rock Radio in Canada for 2010. Outside of Canada, the band has been approved by the likes of Tony Robbins at BBC Radio 6, Perez Hilton and youaintnopicasso.com.
No stranger to life on the road, Said The Whale have played several full cross-Canada tours, including supporting Tokyo Police Club and Plants and Animals as well as gigs with the likes of City and Colour, Devo and Dan Mangan.
The band was awarded "New Group of the Year" at the 2011 JUNO Awards.