Once upon a time, we set up a Google Alert System to let us know when online publications used the word "Freaker" in an attempt to keep up with press about our company.
It was through this that we came to understand how other people use the word "Freaker." What we have learned: there is a magazine entitled "Sneaker Freaker" that glorifies people's feet and what they decide to put on them (spoiler alert: it's usually not burritos), the word "Freaker" is a common noun used by teenage girls from Indonesia when describing photos of their own faces on the internet, and that a man that goes by the name of Keller Williams sings a popular song entitled "Freaker By The Speaker."
It is that same Keller Williams fellow that got freaked last week. The Speaker of the Freaker by the Speaker now officially has a Freaker by that Speaker.
DAYUMMM! That's a lot of Eakers!
Remember that time the album Yankee Foxtrot Hotel was released? Of course you do. You rode around in your Honda Civic with all your friends talking about how Wilco is your generation's last hope for musical redemption. Guess what? That was officially 10 years ago. Rev up the Civic, it's time to celebrate.
It's election season again! Instead of choosing between two brutally opposing enemies, we're going with the only choice that makes us groove our bodies.
Our hometown sweethearts, SoftSpot, is up for "Artist of the Month" for The Deli magazine! If you're unsure of who Softspot is, it's a beautiful day outside and you deserve a treat. Get your eargrapes on this, they will thank you.
Also, the voting process could be aesthetically easier, so we've made a very official map for you:
Also in the news, Softspot is in the midst of an east coast tour at the moment! Track em' down! Wiggle your fingers! Your joyfingers!
Monday, you are spectacular!
You may recognize Seasick Mama from a past Freaker life of howdyrowdys:
She is the foxy fox with limbs in between Zach's legs. Obviously.
(See you there, or something about squares.)
It's official. We're home. Come celebrate with us! Tomorrow at Satellite, we're throwing a bash for you. Free grilled cheese sandwiches, discounted Freakers, photoshoots out the wahoozie & music to move your body to. Justin Lacey and the Swimming Machine is going to rock your socks off and then we're celebrating No Dollar Shoe's cd release! It will surely be a night that will leave you scrambling to recollect all of your thoughts into one coherent memory. All ages are welcome! YEAHYUH!
See you tomorrow, FREAKS!
Dress up. Get down. Costume contests abound!
Bill Mooney from Kung Fu Nation brought a nice little tidbit to our morning routine today! Evidently, Billboard has revealed their inner freak! In an article highlighted Wilco's unconventional merch gear this year, Freakers were considered among the oddest. We are honored! Get your very own special love infested Wilco Freaker here!
Among the other showcased Wilco curiosities is a dog collar made from the same fabric as Jeff Tweedy's guitar straps.
Oh! The joy!
Tuesday night, Wilco's new album, The Whole Love, was officially released and they rocketed off into space (AKA Raleigh) with the first show of their tour! Our long lost (but soon to be returned) Oliver Mellan, our dearest of dears Justin Mitchener and the wonderwoman herself, Leigh Voli were able to wallow in the glory. Our Wilco Freakers also made their formal debut, and let me tell you - they felt like the prettiest girl at the party.
Wilco will be on tour until December, and when they start inching towards you, it's highly recommended not to miss it.
Also! Wilmington! This Saturday at Edge of Urge there will be a listening party with Gravity Records and Freaker USA and lots of goodies! OH! The wonders!
All photos by Justin Mitchener, except for the photo of Justin Mitchener. Presumably.