Freelance Whales
Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales' six-week tour with Fanfarlo ended on Friday (12/18) with their show at Webster Hall. Pictures from that show are currently stuck on a memory card in some distant airport after finally making on an airplane that was delayed due to the snowstorm. Videos from from that show, including an interview where Fanfarlo's Justin Finch admits to the band that he's planning a Fleetwood Mac cover project (though someone already beat them to it), are below.

Freelance Whales' Weathervanes will get a re-release in 2010 (March 16th to be specific) through Frenchkiss & Mom + Pop Records. To sweeten the deal on that record (which has been out since before CMJ) the band has also "worked really closely with our favorite chilean illustrator/animator Joaquin Cocina, in making a little wordless storybook to go along with the record." There's a preorder, with other treats, available now.

Still Life Still's 2010 plans include four-nights at Mercury Lounge in January, followed by a tour with Wild Beasts (which comes to Bowery and MHOW at the end of February). For one of those Mercury Lounge shows, the Wednesday, January 20th one will be headlined by Freelance Whales and will also feature Animal Tropical. Tickets are on sale. Other bands playing with SLS are Des Roar and Dead Sparrows on January 6th, Hypernova on January 13th, and Blip Blip Bleep on January 29th. No advance tickets for those.

Speaking of Fanfarlo - the band's website is hosting a digital Advent calendar. For each day (leading up to X-mas) the band offers up new artwork, blog posts and special performance clips like the goodie of today (12/21) - where the band plays a Christmas song while stuck in traffic en route to NPR in D.C. (the following NPR office show was posted already). That Advent video and all tour dates are below...

Fanfarlo Advent Calendar Day 21

Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall

Fanfarlo pre-Webster Hall interview

Fanfarlo "Luna" Webster Hall 12/19/09

Freelance Whales - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 13 Case Western Reserve University - The Spot (students only) Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 14 Schuba's Tavern Chicago, Illinois %
Jan 15 The Bishop Bloomington, Indiana
Jan 16 Brillobox Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania !
Jan 19 Great Scott Boston (Allston), Massachusetts #
Jan 20 Mercury Lounge New York, New York # $
Jan 21 Backstage @ Black Cat Washington, Washington DC #
Jan 22 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
% w/ Surfer Blood
! w/ Bear in Heaven
# w/ Animal Tropical
$ w/ Still Life Still

Fanfarlo - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 23 Ampere München
Jan 24 Studio 672 Köln
Jan 26 Magnet Berlin
Jan 28 Rocking Chair Vevey
Jan 29 Ziegel Oh Lac Zurich
Feb 01 Prinzenbar Hamburg
Feb 09 Thekla Bristol
Feb 10 Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Feb 11 Brudenell Centre Leeds
Feb 12 ULU London
Feb 13 Audio Brighton

Still Life Still - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 06 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Jan 13 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Jan 20 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Jan 24 DC9 Washington, Washington DC
Jan 29 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Feb 10 The Troubadour Hollywood, California @
Feb 11 The Independent San Francisco, California @
Feb 13 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon @
Feb 14 Chop Seuy Seattle, Washington @
Feb 17 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota @
Feb 18 Schubas Chicago, Illinois @
Feb 19 Schubas Chicago, Illinois @
Feb 20 The Pike Room at The Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan @
Feb 22 The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario @
Feb 24 Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts @
Feb 26 The Bowery Ballroom New York, New York @
Feb 27 The Black cat DC, Washington @
Feb 28 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York @
@ w/ Wild Beasts