The Freelance Whales are one of my favorite bands to listen to. The way they mix acoustic and electronic sounds is very indicative of this generation ... wanting to move forward and yet loving aspects of the past. Their euphoric sound is catching and makes you want to come back for more.
What caught me today was the song "Spitting Image" featured on NPR's All Songs Considered. It has more of a progressive sound with airy vocals. A little different than their old album ... in a good way! It's fun to see them experimenting with sounds.
"Spitting Image" is off their album Diluvia set to come out October 9th on Mom + Pop Music/Frenchkiss Records. This wonderful song will be available for downloading on iTunes tomorrow. Until October 9th, the band has launched a pre-order of their new album in which you can do by clicking here. Each pre-order comes with an exclusive poster signed by the band, an immediate download of "Spitting Image," a previously-released album cut of "Locked Out" and a live version of the song recorded in June.
Want to see Freelance Whales live? Here's where you can!
10/4 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/5 Minneapolis, MI - 7th St Entry
10/6 Madison, WI – Redamte
10/7 Iowa City - Maintenance Shop
10/10 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald's
10/13 Mexico City, MX - Corona Festival
10/14 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/16 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
10/18 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
10/20 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/21 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/24 Denver, CO – Bluebird
10/26 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
10/27 Nashville, TN - The End
10/28 Atlanta, GA - The Loft
10/30 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/31 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/1 New York, NY - Webster Hall
11/2 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11/3 Boston, MA - Paradise