Posted in music | tour dates on October 21, 2010

Freelance Whales break into song
while waiting for that confounded L-train
(more by Ryan Barkan)
Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales are hitting the road two weeks from today for a string of dates with Minature Tigers. The tour which kicks off on 11/5 at Maxwell's (a show that was recently added) and concludes with a homecoming show at Webster Hall on 12/15, will take them coast to coast in celebration of Weathervanes, their new album out now on Frenchkiss Records. Tickets are still available for both the Maxwell's and the Webster Hall show.

If you were hoping to see them sooner, you're in luck. But you're also out of luck. Freelance Whales will also be playing an invite-only show Friday (10/22) as part of the Green Label Sound series with Theophilus London, Neon Indian, and a DJ set from Flosstradamus at Backstage Bar.

Green Label Sound is the Mountain Dew "label". Freelance Whales are their latest "signing". Download new track "Enzymes" at the site.

Neon Indian play a public CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom Saturday night.

All Freelance Whales tour dates and some video are below...


Freelance Whales - "Hannah"

Freelance Whales - Generator 2nd Floor

11/5 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
11/6 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
11/7 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
11/8 - The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
11/10 - Fitzgerald's Downstairs - Houston, TX
11/11 - The ND @ 501 Studios - Austin, TX
11/12 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
11/14 - Clubhouse Music Venue - Tempe, AZ
11/16 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
11/18 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
11/19 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
11/21 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
11/23 - Crocodile Café - Seattle, WA
11/24 - The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
11/27 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
11/29 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
12/01 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
12/02 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
12/03 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
12/04 - Brillobox - Pittsburgh, PA
12/05 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
12/07 - El Mocambo Club - Toronto, ONT
12/08 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC
12/09 - Middle East Restaurant & Night Club - Cambridge, MA
12/10 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA
12/14 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
12/15 - Webster's Hall - New York, NY



Comments (11)

nothin says sell-out like a monster corporate sponsor...this is the kind of stuff that just drives albini nuts

Posted by any mouse | October 21, 2010 5:21 PM

what's embarrassing is that the shamelessness is rarely, if ever, accompanied by significant paychecks, at least for the bands involved. this is the kind of stuff that drove Sonic Youth to a major.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 5:31 PM

I never like this band's sound. eh.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 5:35 PM

boy i don't miss the obnoxious and overcrowded L train. haven't ridden it in 5 years and hope to never again.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 9:16 PM

this band and neon indian...both acts are awful...add fag island and you got the worse acts of the last year

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 10:16 PM

Crappy hipster band whos sponsored by Mountain Dew playing on the Bedford L platform.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 11:14 PM

Wow amazing! Hip "artists" musicians on the L, or the damn platform. And mmm yum hydrogenated vegetable oil, plus high fructose GE corn syrup in that refreshing Dew.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2010 1:14 AM

Even the rats were appalled by the subway platform shenanigans.

Posted by Yep | October 22, 2010 1:25 PM

They are just not good. I have no idea why they are popular.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2010 1:31 PM

That song Ghosting was a decent jam.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2010 1:47 PM

wow. this is the sort of cheese whiz that comes out of the Bedford L? I'd rather lick puke out of an asshole.

Posted by danny | December 15, 2010 5:06 PM

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