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Diluvia
     

Diluvia

by Freelance Whales
 
Diluvia, the second studio outing from Queens-based indie pop quintet Freelance Whales, is, according to the press release, "a record about the possible survival -- or peril -- of space-faring humans and other arguably fantastical scenarios." The band takes that statement quite literally, offering up 11 bubbly, sci-fi/philosophical confections that blend the

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Diluvia, the second studio outing from Queens-based indie pop quintet Freelance Whales, is, according to the press release, "a record about the possible survival -- or peril -- of space-faring humans and other arguably fantastical scenarios." The band takes that statement quite literally, offering up 11 bubbly, sci-fi/philosophical confections that blend the shimmery electro-chamber pop of Jónsi, the bookish preciousness of Sufjan Stevens, and the cleverly disguised Top 40 yearnings of Passion Pit into the musical equivalent of a Japanese role-playing game. 2010's Weathervanes played fast and loose with traditional indie folk trappings like banjo and glockenspiel, augmenting those instruments' urban hominess with crystalline synth loops and kitchen sink percussion, a tactic that's been both honed and magnified on the deliriously effervescent Diluvia. More meticulously crafted and lovingly produced than its predecessor, the album delivers, with tracks like "Locked Out," "Aeolus," and "Spitting Image," the latter of which is one of two tracks to feature lead vocals from the band's lone female member, Doris Cellar, leading the charge.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Mom & Pop Music
UPC:
0858275008227
catalogNumber:
82
Rank:
138900

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