Freelance Whales - Weathervanes
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Based on 17 reviews
2010 Ratings: #660 / 855
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Based on 10 ratings
April 13, 2010 / Release Date
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Frenchkiss / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Research Freelance Whales, and you'll come up with a wealth of blog buzz about this young Brooklyn collective who've only been playing together for a little over a year. From their experimental instrumentation to their affinity for ghost stories, to their habit of playing on New York subway platforms, they've built up a healthy layer of folklore to match their homemade aesthetic.

Drowned in Sound

Freelance Whales are soooo noughties. When I listen to Weathervanes I can’t help but envisage some thick-rimmed glasses, sweater-vest and Converse wearing teen digging the latest Death Cab For Cutie or Hawthorne Heights tracks on MySpace (I hasten to add I am not envisaging my younger self). Freelance Whales could have been pretty popular in 2003 or 2004, but in 2010 there seems much less of a market for this breed of earnest, lightweight indie-pop.

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#10/Pretty Much Amazing

Track List

  1. Generator ^ First Floor
  2. Hannah
  3. Location
  4. Channels
  5. Starring
  6. Kilojoules
  7. Broken Horse
  8. Danse Flat
  9. Ghosting
  10. We Could Be Friends
  11. Vessels
  12. Generator ^ Second Floor
  13. The Great Estates

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