Freelance Whales Concert

Where Lehman Auditorium

Duration 2 hours

This is the event of the year that you don’t want to miss. On Friday, February 7, 2014, we are pleased to host “Freelance Whales”, an experimental indie rock band from Queens, NY. Come out to enjoy dreamy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and powerful rhythms on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University.

Tickets are available online, beginning January 10th, through the EMU Box Office. Prices are $5 for EMU/JMU students and $15 for anyone else including community members, faculty, and staff. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $5 and $20 respectively.

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL 4PM ON FRIDAY (day of show). DOOR SALES WILL BEGIN AT 8PM. DOORS TO LEHMAN WILL OPEN AT 8:30PM. ALL TICKETS ARE FOR GENERAL ADMISSION.

Freelance Whales – A biography

Freelance Whales have announced the title and release date for their eagerly-awaited sophomore release. The album, “Diluvia,” will be released jointly by Mom+Pop Music and Frenchkiss Records on October 9th, 2012. Diluvia finds the New York-based five-piece, led by vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Judah Dadone and rounded out by Doris Cellar, Chuck Criss, Kevin Read and Jacob Hyman, pushing the sonic boundaries of their breakthrough debut “Weathervanes.” Recorded over two months in New York City with producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Cults) the album is both dramatic and expansive, while retaining the homespun charm of its predecessor.

“Locked Out,” a track from the forthcoming full-length, is available for free download now at the band’s website. To accompany the release of the song, Freelance Whales created a visual companion meant to evoke the themes and aesthetics explored on “Diluvia.” The video can be found on FreelanceWhales.com and the band’s YouTube channel.

Entertainment Weekly : “It’s the best electronic indie-pop debut since Ben Gibbard last tuned his laptop.”

SPIN : “Armed with dreamy melodies, charmingly terrible pickup lines, and a vibrant band-geek orchestra carting harmoniums and glockenspiels, this New York quintet makes tenderhearted nerdiness sound like a powerful strength.”

NPR : “This kitchen-sink collective builds from a heartbreaking quiver to a cinematic sprawl with a grace reminiscent of Broken Social Scene.”

NPR : “Freelance Whales’ songs sound like a mixture of Sufjan Stevens’ sugary sweet chamber pop and The Arcade Fire’s propulsive, exultant hymns.“he members of Freelance Whales make incredibly infectious, jubilant music with soaring, five-part harmonies, banjo, harmonium, glockenspiel, acoustic guitar and lots of soulful energy.”

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