Freelance Whales are one of the many bands visiting Montreal this weekend for the Osheaga Festival (Aug. 3 -5) which sounds like it's going to be a really good time. (They play tonight.) The winsome New Yorkers will then cross back across the border to play Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on Saturday (8/4). After that the band will be putting the finishing touches on their new album, Diluvia, which is out October 9 via Frenchkiss. You can stream the album's first single, "Locked Out," below.
The band will also be going on tour around the same time as the album's release, including a hometown stop at Webster Hall on November 1. Tickets to that show (and the rest of the tour) go on sale today (8/3) at noon.
Additionally, buying tickets to the tour online will also come with some audio goodies. On August 20 you'll get a batch of songs including new single "Locked Out" and "Spitting Image." Then you'll receive a download of the entire new album on its release date. That pretty sweet.
All upcoming Freelance Whale tour dates are below, as is Deluvia's cover art and the single stream.
Freelance Whales - "Locked Out"
Freelance Whales - 2012 Tour Dates
8/3: Montreal, QC / Osheaga Festival
8/4: South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground
10/04: Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall
10/05: Minneapolis, MI / 7th St Entry
10/06: Madison, WI / Redamte
10/07: Iowa City / Maintenance Shop
10/10: Dallas, TX / Trees
10/11: Houston, TX / Fitzgerald's
10/13: Mexico City, MX / Capital 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
11/01: New York, NY / Webster Hall
11/02: Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
11/03: Boston, MA / Paradise