Said the Whale is a Canadian indie rock band based out of Vancouver. The group was formed by Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester in 2006 with the intention of making acoustic-based rock music with heavy folk influences. That being said, the band is still fully capable of displaying the type of upbeat, lively songwriting and execution common of some of the modern wealth of similarly-minded bands such as The Sea and Cake and Fleet Foxes. Said the Whale released its debut album, Taking Abalonia, in 2007, with Bancroft and Worcester having expanded the lineup to a fully-formed five-piece band. Said the Whale is capable of fitting into many styles--at least one of which should appeal to the average indie rock listener.