Geneseo-based The Whale & The Warbler is a nu-folk act whose sound feels relevant to the times, thanks to the nu-folk explosion that has been taking place for the past five years or so — most notably in the UK. As a result, the band's sound fits in well with bands such as Noah & The Whale, Slow Club, and Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit. The Whale & The Warbler is comprised of seven very talented musicians, all of whom have a clear understanding of how important strong melodies, picturesque lyricism, and depth of feeling are to folk music. The band will be releasing its debut album this week at Bug Jar. Judging from the previously released tracks, it is sure to be chock full of nu-folk goodness.
The Whale & The Warbler will perform with Barefoot Brothers, White Woods, The Fevertones, and Emma Lane on Friday, September 20, 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. Bugjar.com.