Whitney made quite the splash in 2016 with their widely adored debut – Light Upon the Lake. The Chicago group kept the ball rolling in the new year with its first television appearance on Thursday night, playing “Golden Days” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 

Colbert introduced the band led by drummer/singer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek. He efficiently and almost romatically summed up Whitney’s quick plunge into the spotlight. 

“My next guest started playing music in their Chicago apartment, and tonight make their television debut,” said Colbert.


Whitney toured extensively last year, selling out many shows and making appearances at Pitchfork Music Festival and Outside Lands. After taking the briefest of breaks, they’ll be back on the road in less than two weeks. Another tour with multiple international and US dates is highlighted by an appearance at Coachella.

Those located in Philly can see Whitney play at Union Transfer on May 22. Tickets go on sale today at noon. 

-Mike Still