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, Codec Diluvia (out Oct. 9th on Mom+Pop/French Kiss). Diluvia (which was recorded over two months in New York City with producer Shane Stoneback) also finds Freelance Whales xploring new instrumental experiences by blurring their trademark “organic” instruments with liberal use of electronics and more aggressive rhythm. Diluvia is an experiment in finding the confluence between science and emotion.
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