Year of the Whale marks a step out of the bedroom recordings that are Sinnet's 'Midwest Manners' debut EP and into a proper studio. The album, recorded with local renaissance man Matthew A. Girard (Parks, Motion Stick, Neutral Uke Hotel) is no longer a solo affair featuring; John Drislane on drums and Marlo Pedroso on guitar. Thematically, 'Whale' comes from a trying year when singer/songwriter Aaron Spransy's mother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Difficult times, coated in Melville-ian themes, and a few years allowed 'Whale' to rise to the surface. Recorded by Matthew A. Girard in Arlington, MA Additional Recording by Aaron Spransy in the Bonus Room Mastered by TW Walsh Copyright 2013 Army of Sweater Vests (BMI) Song and lyrics by Aaron Spransy and Sinnet Aaron Spransy - Guitar, Vox, Keys, Piano Marlo Pedroso - Guitar, Back-up Vox John Drislane - Drums, Percussion Bob Gaszak - Bass Matt Girard - Bass Joel Reader - Bass, Group Vox Emily Miranda - Handclaps.