Are Whales replacing Bears as THE hip musical animals? I think maybe so. Whereas Bears have dominated the indie rock band naming scene(surpassing the Wolf a couple of years ago), we now appear to be in the era of the Whale.
The latest example? San Fransisco based country tinged rock outfit Or, The Whale. They may be more country than rock actually, but good music is good music, right? Beautiful songs abound on their 'Light Poles And Pines' LP.
* Or, The Whale - 'Gonna Have To' MP3