(Read more on the Brooklyn band's performance after the jump)
After Miami-based openers Animal Tropical finished, the Freelance Whales wasted little time taking the stage for their show. Lead-singer Judah Dadone pushed his glasses up his nose with his index finger and began strumming the banjo. The band-members all leaned into their microphones to harmonize the chirping melody, and the Freelance Whales opened with the jump-starting 'Generator ^ 1st Floor':
Swapping instruments throughout the show is one nice touch from a band that doesn't like any of its members finding a comfort zone with any one musical instrument. The only non-participant in this game of musical chairs was the drummer, though using a tin watering can as percussion is certainly a creative little innovation.
The band, having been assembled from a Craigslist ad placed by Judah, took several songs to really find their groove. Perhaps the young band, having been together barely a year, is still discovering their feet as a communal organism. Somewhere before set's end, the instruments began to flow together seamlessly and the creative promise of the group took form. We have a lot to look forward to in the future from the child-like creativity of the Freelance Whales.