Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes

I've been trying to write about this band for a while, but I'm at a loss. I can't figure out how they so accurately targets my heartstrings, or what sets them apart from every other emerging band out there.

Usually saying a new band sounds "familiar" isn't exactly a compliment, but Freelance Whales combines everything I love about indie pop and makes something both new and memorable.

There are folksy Sufjan-esque moments, mixed with synth blares, xylophone accents and banjo twangs galore. The lyrics are also fun and unique, my favorites about being "partial to the night sky/ vaguely attracted to rooftops." I've also never heard someone deem anything a "hot mess" so earnestly.

All in all, this is an incredibly strong debut. I'll be watching this band, hoping for the best.


  1. give me another day or two with them, and i'm gonna take a stab at reviewing it.

  2. they make my heart happy? that's the best i've got.