Monday, January 11, 2010

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes

They may be from New York, but that's probably the only thing in Freelance Whales that comes remotely close to anything trendy, as there's not really much in their music linking them to any current popular/hipster scene. What we have in Weathervanes, their debut album, is quite simple and all the better for it: just beautifully produced songs full of delicate melodies, warm voices and lush layers of extremely gorgeous sounds, with the occasional glockenspiel appearance, along with many other acoustic instruments (and yes, also some subliminal synths appointments). Fragile pop music with comforting properties, that's really all we could ask for... and if, like in here, there's also the extra ability to touch a few souls (like mine) then you know you're in for a treat. (7/10)

Freelance Whales - Starring (mp3 via Oh! Inverted World)

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