New York’s experimental sound has little history in its neighborhoods as Freelance Whales gathers some rock, folk and indie pop music to make their own. The band that started playing in the streets and subway stations of Brooklyn, gained recognition due to their style to play, taking with them the environmental sound of the space, and combining it with guitar, tambourine, xylophone and banjo.
Formed in 2008, Freelance Whales keeps up with the alternative rock beat as it also adds up to an orchestation that makes the band outstanding among other experimental artists. With no doubt, the combination of guitar with a more classical and less coventional instrumentation has attributed this five piece as one of the more stylistic thus the assemblance of electronic, folk and pop.
Weathervanes is the title of their debut album, and to support its recent release, Freelance Whales performed at South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin as part of the KEXP‘s live broadcasting. “Generator^First Floor“, “Generator^Second Floor“, “Hannah“, “Location“, “Starring” and “The Great States” were part of their fantastic presentation at the Music Festival.