freelance whales

The new Starbucks commercial that touts coffee “handcrafted for you” features the song “Generator 1st Floor” by Freelance Whales. Every time I drink my Starbucks coffee, I will now think of where it all began – in a burlap sack, embroidered with my name on it, draped over the shoulders of a sweaty Columbian man somewhere.

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Another indie music spotting in mainstream media! Chevy has a new commercial for the Volt that features the song “Generator ^ First Floor” by Freelance Whales. The commercial, mp3 and tour dates follow.

Freelance Whales – Generator ^ First Floor

Here’s a live video of the song performed at SxSW 2010 for NPR.

Freelance Whales Tour Dates:

11/24 , The Biltmore Cabaret , Vancouver, BC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/27 , Kilby Court , Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Miniature Tigers)
11/29 , Hi-Dive , Denver, CO (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/01 , 7th Street Entry , Minneapolis, MN (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/02 , Lincoln Hall , Chicago, IL (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/03 , The Basement , Columbus, OH (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/04 , Brillobox , Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/05 , Mohawk Place , Buffalo, NY (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/07 , El Mocambo Club , Toronto, ONT (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/08 , La Sala Rossa , Montreal, QC (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/09 , Middle East Restaurant & Night Club , Cambridge, MA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/10 , Iron Horse Music Hall , Northampton, MA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/14 , Johnny Brendas , Philadelphia, PA (w/ Miniature Tigers)
12/15 , Websters Hall , New York, NY (w/ Miniature Tigers)

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freelance whales

In anticipation of their March 16th release, Weathervanes, Freelance Whales have released an mp3 for “Generator Second Floor.” The band also has this great video of “Generator First Floor,” filmed DIY style at a Brooklyn subway stop.

Freelance Whales – Generator Second Floor

If you missed them at the subway station, you can catch them on tour.

3/1- Webster Hall – New York, NY (With Shout Out Louds)
3/5 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
3/6 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C
3/7 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
3/9 – The End – Nashville, TN
3/10 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
3/11 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
3/12 – Harvest Of Hope Festival – St. Augustine, FL
3/13 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
3/14 – The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL
3/16 – Mango’s – Houston, TX
3/22 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
3/23 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
3/24 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
3/25 – Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
3/28 РCrocodile Cafĩ РSeattle, WA
3/29 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
3/31 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
4/1 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
4/2 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
4/3 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
4/4 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
4/6 – El Mocambo Club – Toronto, ON
4/7 – Il Motore – Montreal, QB
4/8 – The Middle East – Boston, MA

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