Weathervanes

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Weathervanes
Studio album by Freelance Whales
Released December 29, 2009
Genre Indie pop, folk
Length 45:15
Label Mom + Pop Music, Frenchkiss
Freelance Whales chronology
Weathervanes
(2009)
Diluvia
(2012)
Singles from Weathervanes
  1. "Generator ^ First Floor"
    Released: December 29, 2009
  2. "Generator ^ Second Floor"
    Released: April 6, 2010
  3. "Hannah"
    Released: September 13, 2010

Weathervanes is the debut studio album by the American indie pop group Freelance Whales. The album was released on December 29, 2009.

The song "Generator ^ First Floor" was used to help launch the new Twitter redesign on September 14, 2010, and was made available for free download. [1] The same song also appeared in a Starbucks commercial, which first aired in March 2011. [2]

The song "Generator ^ Second Floor" was used in the second episode of the USA Network series Covert Affairs, during the scene where Auggie teaches Annie how to fight.

The song "Starring" was used in the series premiere episode of MTV's 2012 adaptation of The Inbetweeners, which aired on August 20, 2012. "Starring" plays during the cafeteria scene, when Carly speaks to Simon. [3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68%[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[2]
Slant (magazine) 3.5/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (4.2/10)[5]

Critical response to Weathervanes has ranged from mixed to positive. As of January 23, 2011, the album has a Metacritic score of 68, based on 18 professional reviews.[1]

Tracklisting[edit]

All songs by Freelance Whales.

No. Title Length
1. "Generator ^ First Floor"   3:06
2. "Hannah"   3:37
3. "Location"   4:37
4. "Channels"   1:17
5. "Starring"   3:33
6. "Kilojoules"   3:19
7. "Broken Horse"   4:37
8. "Danse Flat"   1:14
9. "Ghosting"   5:18
10. "We Could Be Friends"   4:12
11. "Vessels"   1:41
12. "Generator ^ Second Floor"   4:30
13. "The Great Estates"   4:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weathervanes". Metacritic. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Melissa Maerz (April 7, 2010). "Music Review: Weathervanes (2010)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Luke Winkie (March 29, 2010). "Freelance Whales – Weathervanes review". Slant (magazine). Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ Dan Martin (August 23, 2010). "Album review: Freelance Whales – 'Weathervanes'". NME. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ Ian Cohen (March 17, 2010). "Album Review: Freelance Whales – Weathervanes". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 13, 2010.