Top of the arch in St. Louis. Turns out you can go up there in a mini submarine sized pod. The more you know.
I’m currently working on my first full length solo album! I’m looking forward to sharing more of my homespun recordings as they come.
The album cover is an old kodachrome photo of my father when he was a child. It is one of my favorite photographs and means a lot to me.
Please help fund and support the eventual release and spread the word! Here’s the first track, enjoy! :)
Listen/purchase: I want the real thing by Chuck Criss
Was just looking through this Tumblr page and realized it’s been almost a year since I posted anything. It’s funny to look back at some of the posts and realize how much has happened. In the archive there’s me promoting really early Freelance Whales shows, congratulating my brother on his first acting gig, and me just posting things about bands I like: Local Natives, Edwarde Sharpe, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fanfarlo, all of which are bands that now I have had the pleasure of meeting or in some cases, even touring with. It’s pretty humbling to look at, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. I’m going to try to update this more now when I can….
Here’s a new song we just finished recording, called Enzymes:
Tanner Hall trailer featuring music by the Freelance Whales.
more info via our myspace:
We got to watch this lovely film at this year’s tribeca film festival, but it premiered, in competition, just a few days ago at the Toronto Film Festival. An old demo version of our song, ‘generator ^1st floor’, is featured in this trailer, and an older version of ‘broken horse’ is delicately tucked into a scene of the movie. The movie was written and directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana Von Furstenberg, and stars Rooney Mara (who gave our music to the directors), Brie Larson, Georgia King, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott, Amy Sedaris and Chris Kattan. The soundtrack also features bands like Stars and The Replacements. This film has a lot of heart, tact, wit, edge, and we’re super proud to be associated with it. It’s absolutely beautiful to look at, and superbly written and acted. We hope that it will be viewable to the general public, soon enough.
We use this watering can at shows, and it’s heard at the beginning of gen 1. We forgot to read the fine print.
Freelance Whales - Generator ^ 1st Floor
check out a friendly review at Earfarm
Freelance Whales will be playing tommorow at Richard Tucker park as part of the MTA’s Music Under New York program. It’s gonna be an acoustic show at noon, so if you work around the area, have lunch outside and rock your face off with us. Then go back to work.
location: West 66th Street, Broadway, and Columbus Avenue