Freelancing and Whales

Guys, I’ve been pretty busy lately! This is new for me, I’m never busy!!

But because of this busy-ness, instead of writing about an obscure band, I’m going to write about a band that I’ve been listening to for about three years. I didn’t find them, they found me! Just kidding, my roommate introduced me to this band. But I was being honest when I said it was like three years ago.

This band is so great! Here they are:

Hannah, by Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales at South by Southwest 2010

Ok, so the link for this I think is the real song, but I’m not 100% sure because my computer is being kind of dumb right now, and it’s not playing anything and it’s not loading twitter. Although I know that Freelance Whales is WAY over my normal amount of fans limit. But that’s ok.

And guess what?! Once you listen to their music you’ll be excited about this. But their new album comes out this October! Whoooooooo!!!!

I love this song, this is the one that I first heard by them and I just fell in love. If you get the chance, listen to Starring and also Generator First Floor. Fantastic!!!

That’s really all I can say for now, because I’m actually supposed to be doing homework right now. . . ha . . . ha. So bye for now, enjoy The Whales!

-Rawrry

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Out Like Lambs

I just had my first day of classes today! I had four English classes in a row. That is rough. And two of them are taught by the same professor, and let me just speak to that for a moment.

Mr. Samuelson: I think we got off on the wrong foot. Mostly because you created a seating chart for college students and then refused to answer me seriously when I asked a question. However, I will do my best to like you because otherwise this semester is going to be MISERABLE!!

Alright, anyways, I got home and I started listening to a great little band! Let me make them more clear, I have listened to them before, but they’re what I listened to when I got home. Continuing: I think they’re great and awesome, but it turns out they’re one of the least known bands I’ve posted about. Here they are:

Honey, by In Like Lions (link)

I’ve been perusing their website, and I’m just fascinated. And there’s at least one member of their band that I would give my number to. . . HAHA, I’m 22, so that’s not weird, right?!

Anyway, they’re great, here’s their website: In Like Lions

Their singer’s voice sounds really familiar to me, but I can’t remember who he sounds like. But that’s ok, because even if I could remember, I know that the sound of their band isn’t the same.

I like the echoing effect they do with the guitar, especially in the beginning of the song. And I mentioned this in the last post, but I love songs where I can hear the piano. Try and listen for it and tell me if you can hear it!

And starting at 1:38 min, I love their little guitar picking. Pretty great stuff guys! One more fan in the mix!

-Rawrry

Gang of Wolves

Sorry!! I know my posts have been pretty spotty lately. And I won’t make promises to do more. Sorry, but let’s be honest!

The reason I’ve been absent lately is that I had to pack up all my stuff, drive all day, see some old friends and family, then drive some more so I could make it up to school. Whew! I’m exhausted thinking about it. I actually am tired right now, but I can’t be tired! I’ve been tasked with being social and making friends, so no staying in at night for me.

Anyways, the wait is worth it! Today’s artist is so great! I loved driving my Mom and Dad’s cars because they both have satellite radio. It was wonderful. And then I had to go back to my car where the radio hardly works.

Anywho, today’s song:

Stay and Defend, by Wolf Gang (link)

I love this song! I’ve been listening to it a lot lately! I’ve listened to some of their other songs too, and they’re almost equally good. But my opinion is that this is the best one!

English: Image of Max McElligott from British ...

Maybe it’s the happy piano, maybe the guiding bass line, maybe it’s Max’s great falsetto. (This picture is Max, which should make you like this band automatically. (Also, he plays the glockenspiel, so . . .)) You guys know how much I like a good falsetto. Which is interesting . . . I just watched a documentary called “The Science of Sex Appeal” and it had some interesting stuff in it. One thing they talked about is that statistically girls are more drawn to deeper voices. Apparently I’m part of the minority, because I love a good falsetto!!

Also, I mentioned the happy piano, but let’s give that a little more attention. It’s basically the same chords the whole song, one set for the softer part of the song and one set for the chorus, but I just love it! It just seems so happy!

Also, I love the clapping. I love any song that has good clapping it. Like that song by The Format! I can’t remember the name of it, I’ll get back to you if I find out. But The Format is Nate Reuss’s former band before he formed Fun. And I just found out that one of Fun.’s members is from Steel Train. Also a great band! I posted about them right? I’m too lazy to look it up right now, but I’m pretty sure I did.

But Wolf Gang has opened for some great bands! And big ones! But a cool band, and I wish them much success!!¬†Listen to that song, give ’em some support! And thanks for supporting my blog! We’re closing in on 1000 views! It might not be a million, but I’m pretty proud!

Many thanks, Rawrry

Wolf Gang’s facebook page: Facebook¬†

Wolf Gang’s youtube channel: youtube