Freelance Whales Premiere “Spitting Image” Video On MTV U || Named MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week || ‘Diluvia’ Out Now on Mom & Pop Music / Frenchkiss Records
After two years and over a dozen tours, Freelance Whales were feeling road-worn and eager to rediscover their creative process. They had been building on the grassroots appeal of their earthy debut, Weathervanes, for tens of thousands of miles. To tare the scale, the band embarked on a many faceted journey during which they found themselves isolated in West Kill, sprawled with their instruments in Hoboken, and packed into studios in Brooklyn and Manhattan. What resulted from nearly a year’s worth of creative productivity is the group’s second full-length, Diluvia (out October 9th on Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss).
RACES Announce US Tour With Generationals || Debut LP ‘Year Of The Witch’ Out Now On Frenchkiss Records
RACES exists as a result of artistic rebirth and personal rediscovery, but it all starts at a point in Wade Ryff’s life where motivation was at its most scarce. Disillusioned with music, beset with the bitter ending of a relationship with a real life witch and faced with the overwhelming stagnation of being a 23-year old in the sleepy suburban outpost of Van Nuys, during that time, Ryff wrote the pleading lyrics of “Big Broom” in the bathroom of his parents house. He explains the song’s message as “accepting that every ending is a new beginning, and even if we may have no control over when things are given or taken from us, we can always choose how to respond.”
Freelance Whales Announce Fall Tour || ‘Diluvia’ Out October 9th On Mom + Pop Music/Frenchkiss Records
Freelance Whales have announced all details surrounding their highly-anticipated sophomore album. Diluvia will be released jointly on October 9th, 2012 via Mom+Pop and Frenchkiss Records. The tracklist for the release is available now on the band’s website and follows below. The band has also announced a Fall US tour scheduled to kick off a few days before the album’s release. But tickets to this tour get fans more than access to a Freelance Whales show. Every ticket purchased online comes with music, with the first round of new songs delivered on August 20th, and the full album delivered directly to purchasers’ inbox on October 9th. Details, along with a full list of dates, are available atwww.freelancewhales.com.
The Dodos Announce Fall Tour Dates With Calexico + Headlining Dates || ‘No Color’ Out Now On Frenchkiss Records
"This works extraordinarily well on opening track "Black Night", which mixes a Pavement-like flair for the askew with whinnied guitar spikes and all manner of finger-picking goodness before delving into a whirlpool of minimalist fury." - BBC
Young Man sets North American tour dates in support of John McEntire-produced “Vol. 1,” out now on Frenchkiss Records
Chicago-based Young Man tours the U.S. and Canada this summer in support of the group’s latest record Vol. 1, out now via Frenchkiss Records; please see below for a list of dates. The headlining tour comes on the heels of successful runs opening for the Walkmen, the Cold War Kids, Suckers, Givers, Fanfarlo, Oberhofer and Grouplove over the past year and a half.