Blog Vulture Whale reviewed by Spin January 30, 2009February 28, 2017 admin Alabama band Vulture Whale scored some major points last week when Spin pitched them a thumbs-up. The magazine characterized them as a ruff and tumble rock n’roll band, sneering, venting angst and tortured emotions and—-humor, of course. Which is something you’d expect from a band named, well, Vulture Whale. (I can’t even picture what this animal would look like. It’s mind-boggling.) To a rock n’ roll band, of course, these are all compliments.