Freelance Whales


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  1. ARTIST: Freelance Whales
    TITLE: Weathervanes
    LABEL: MomPop/Frenchkiss Records
    GENRE: Indie
    BITRATE: 191kbps avg
    PLAYTIME: 0h 45m total
    RELEASE DATE: 2010-03-06
    RIP DATE: 2010-03-19

    Track List

    1. Generator 1st Floor 3:07
    2. Hannah 3:38
    3. Location 4:38
    4. Channels 1:18
    5. Starring 3:34
    6. Kilojoules 3:19
    7. Broken Horse 4:38
    8. Danse Flat 1:15
    9. Ghosting 5:19
    10. We Could Be Friends 4:13
    11. Vessels 1:44
    12. Generator 2nd Floor 4:31
    13. The Great Estates 4:01

    Release Notes


    This Album is fucking tits

    Freelance Whales found one another in late 2008, in Queens, amidst a strange
    amalgam of unfamiliar instruments, and precariously arranged pop songs. Using
    whatever musical gadgets they happened upon (mostly harmonium, banjo,
    glockenspiel, synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums, waterphone), the five members
    worked at crafting songs with interlocking rhythmic patterns, lush textural
    layering, and an engaged group-vocal energy. The result is their debut LP,
    weathervanes, whose songs work at evoking a sense of dislocation, or sensory
    disorientation. They invite the human spirit to exit the body, if only for brief
    moments. Freelance Whales can be spotted in the streets and humble venues of New
    York City, and in due time, elsewhere

    Freelance Whales have managed to channel something eerie, dreamlike, and
    seemingly autonomous the sum of the players being much more than each
    individual part" - Mark Steffen, HEAVEmedia

    Amazingly, Freelance Whales are even more arresting live than they are on
    record. They exhibit the exuberance of a young band that feels lucky to be
    sharing ideas with their audience" - Leo Maymind, Earfarm

    It just doesnt feel like kids we grew up with should be this free, so we
    figure this five-piece has been transported from some alternate universe or
    simpler time when being gleeful was more important than anything else." - RCRD

    It's awash with gentle, naive bliss, and if you're the type that likes to
    observe hooks blossoming with the pace of an actual flower opening, then you
    might have just found a new favourite band." - NME


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