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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: The Duskwhales (The Dusk-Wails)

Recommended if you like: The Beatles, The Doors, Vampire Weekend, The Killers

Story behind your band/artist name: We started the band in early high school and went through a series of terrible band names before settling on The Duskwhales (arguably also a terrible name). We just put the words Dusk and whales together and thought it sounded funny and evoked a striking image, which has sort of become our logo. Not long after deciding on the name a couple of us were using the photocopier at school and sure enough on the little screen inexplicably appeared an image of a whale with a setting sun in the background, which we interpreted as a huge sign and confirmed our decision to be called The Duskwhales.

Band Members: Seth (guitar, vocals), Chris (drums, vocals), Brian (keyboards, vocals)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Manassas, Virginia

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. We once performed on top of a giant wooden dragon in front of the Washington Monument
2. We appeared on the DC Cable Network's show "The Sound"
3. We've performed at a wide variety of DC area venues from cupcake shops to seedy bars to established clubs such as 9:30 Club and Black Cat to annual events such as The National Cherry Blossom Festival and Arlington County Fair.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Our latest album Sorrowful Mysteries is out now! Available for stream/download on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, etc

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Main Genre: Indie

Other Genres: pop rock, indie pop, baroque pop, rock and roll, psychedelic, retro