When it comes to memorable band names, we’ve heard some good ones: The Moldy Peaches, Butthole Surfers, and, of course, Chumbawamba.
But newcomer Freelance Whales is our fave — and the music lives up to the awesomeness of the moniker.
In today’s video, they perform “Generator 2nd Floor” from their amazing new album, Weathervanes. To prove how great they are, we got ’em to play acoustically in an apartment hallway — no fancy sound mixing required.
The group honed their skills on the streets and subways of NYC, where they still play at the Bedford L stop on occasion.
If you want to see them live, they’re touring nationally through May 21.
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.