In The Whale is a powerhouse rock duo that has been captivating audiences around the country with its high-energy shows since 2010. Currently the Denver-based duo is celebrating the release of its latest EP, "Dopamine," which came out earlier this August. The EP is defiantly anthemic, with conversational lyrics about love, sobriety, and being an outcast in society. Guitarist Nate Valdez supplements his impassioned, beefy, yet versatile lead vocals with a plethora of sludgy guitars on overdrive, while drummer Eric Riley smashes away at the kit with hard-hitting, post-punk vibes. In The Whale is a turbulent, grunge-fueled expression of rebellion, but not without quieter moments of warmth and earnestness.