MP3 of the Day #156: Freelance Whales

By on Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 at 10:00 am

Looking back at 2009, I think Freelance Whales are the American band with the greatest potential I didn’t get to see last year. A quintet with folky sensibility (read: handy with a banjo, for example) and gorgeous harmonising vocals, it’s no wonder London-based folk pop band Fanfarlo chose them as their support on their first headlining tour of North America.

I now feel sick that I missed them as openers to Fanfarlo at Iota on 04 December 2009 in December, and then at a sold-out gig at the downstairs Black Cat Backstage when I was busy covering We Are Scientists upstairs on 21 January 2010. Fingers crossed I will get to see them live as they support Cymbals Eat Guitars in D.C. next weekend. The buzz around this band is so incredible, I’d suggest catching them live when you can, or at least picking up their debut album ‘Weathervanes’ when it’s released in mid-April. Below you can listen and download their song ‘Generator 2nd Floor’ and watch them perform the song acoustically and in the dark back in December 2008.

MP3: Freelance Whales – Generator 2nd Floor



Freelance Whales’s debut album ‘Weathervanes’ will be released on 13 April in America on Frenchkiss / Mom and Pop Records. You can preorder the album on their Web site. The first 500 people to preorder the album will also receive a signed, limited edition poster.

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