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Whaleboat @Graveface & Hang Fire

WITH THE addition of Blake Yokeley on lead guitar, Savannah’s mightiest sonic trio has become a sonic quartet, although the creative core remains intact—songwriting shoegaze devotee Brent Collins on guitar and vocals, buzz bassist Jeremiah Stuard and meat-fisted drummer Donald Moats.

Everybody’s got other irons in the fire; Stuard and Moats both play in COEDS and Sins of Godless Men, among other projects, and Collins has been out and about playing solo shows for the past month or two. But the ‘Boat is still greater than the sum of its parts—the city’s most overtly melodic rock ‘n’ roll experience.

“We’ve been preparing to record another EP,” reports Collins, “which we will put out on cassette and via Internet. There will be mostly songs that we have been playing for a while, and one new song that we are excited for everyone to hear.”

Yokeley, he adds, is “an old friend of ours who just moved back from Atlanta. He has been a great addition to our sound, and will actually be helping to record and engineer our new EP—so we are really excited to have him a part of Whaleboat and part of our music community.”

Fiasco is a fierce rock ‘n’ roll foursome out of Charleston; Whaleboat shares a hometown bill with them earlier in the week.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at Graveface Records & Curiosities (all ages, with Sleepless)

ALSO: At 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Hang Fire (21+, with Hot Plate)