Seattle-based rock â€˜n’ rollers Black Wales satisfy straight-ahead ears with their most recent EP, Origins. Black Whales bring stripped-down, rawness that many bands strive for, and execute this very naturally. The title track of the EP illustrates an arrival of the verge to a major event. Yet no matter what the outcome, or how dire it’s portrayed, nothing really changes afterward and it might as well be the next written piece of fictional literature rather than the factual headline. For fans of The Strokes or The Killers, Black Whales fulfill that good-clean-fun, rock n’ roll you can bounce around your room to. You can also catch these guys at Bumpershoot â€˜09 in their hometown this month.