Freelance Whalesâ€™ song â€œGenerator First Floorâ€, from their debut LP Weathervanes on Mom + Pop / Frenchkiss Records, is featured in the new Starbucks espresso commercial now airing nationally. The commercial is part of Starbucks new ad campaign to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and the debut of their new logo.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, iTunes is offering a free download of the track at www.itunes.com/freelancewhales. The track will be free on iTunes until March 29th.
While this is not the first use of Freelance Whalesâ€™ music in a commercial, itâ€™s certainly their highest profile to date. They are one of 2010â€™s breakout indie acts and have had music featured previously on Greyâ€™s Anatomy, Bored To Death, Chuck, My Life As Liz, among others. Their debut album, Weathervanes, has received press accolades from NME, Paste, Stereogum & Spin Magazine etc.
Freelance Whales are releasing an extended edition deluxe version of Weathervanes exclusively on iTunes on April 5th. They will also be on a national tour with Foals and The Naked & Famous April 10th through May 8th.
Spring Tour 2011
4/10 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC*
4/11 – The Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA*
4/12 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
4/14 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA (co-headlining with Foals)
4/16 Coachella, India, CA
4/19 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX*
4/20 – The Loft – Dallas, TX
4/21 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX*
4/23 – The Firebird – St Louis, MO*
4/25 – The Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN*
4/26 – Metro – Chicago, IL (co-headlining with Foals)
4/27 – Outland Live – Columbus, OH*
4/29 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
4/30 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON*
5/01 – Le National – Montreal, QC*
5/02 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA*
5/04 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY (co-headlining with Foals)
5/05 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA*
5/06 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC (co-headlining with Foals)
5/07 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD*
5/08 – The Met – Pawtucket, RI*
*Foals & The Naked & the Famous