I'm sure Joey can also attest to this, but it's really difficult to write about your friends' music. Not because your description will be biased, or your worried about any comments being misinterpreted—but because the music they create is not the basis for any friendship. Most of them I didn't find through music, and the relationships are based on almost every other aspect of their lives but the songs themselves. It's a strange way to think of what your good friends' do in that almost exclusionary, removed way—because it obviously does make them part of who they are—but at the same time it's the least important part for each other, for the friendships.
Whale Belly's debut album may be downloaded here: http://www.whalebellymusic.