Good-time classic-rocking James Murphy-produced Philadelphia quintet Free Energy have come up with an appropriately celebratory Scott Thrift-directed video for their eponymous “Free Energy” fight song. The lyrics let us know they’re “young” and “alive” with time on their side and all of that good stuff, while the images second the emotion. It is fun watching the group tear into their ’70s guitar parts and hardcore cowbell hits amid a sea of friends and balloons. As I tried to describe when posting their “Dark Trance,” they tap a mix of ’90s slacker-rock, Television via a Strokesian update, and something Cheap Tricked-out. This time also keep your eyes peeled for the three wolf moon t-shirt.

Soundtrack your weekend:

The “Free Energy” 7″ is out via DFA. And we’ll all keep watch for their forthcoming DFA full-length Stuck On Nothin’. The band’s out on the road in a week and change:

08/26 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ After the Jump Festival at Littlefield
08/31 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
09/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
09/02 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
09/03 – Iowa City, IA @ The Music Mill
09/04 – Madison, WI @ UW Madison Memorial Terrace
09/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Clapperclaw Festival – Intermedia Arts
09/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
09/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Brew Jam
09/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time @ Pure
09/12 – New London, CT @ I Am Festial – Waterfront Park

Comments (10)
  1. for free?

  2. Capt. Colours  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 0

    sounds like The Vacation, who got dropped from American

  3. kyle  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 0

    what city is that?
    any one?

  4. Anonymous  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 0

    City is Philly

  5. chucko  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 0

    Speaking of Cheap Trick, these guys opened up for Tinted Windows recently – I caught the tail end of their set in Boston on August 3rd and thought they were okay, nothing I haven’t heard before.

  6. scott  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 0


  7. I was at the Boston show too, thought they killed.

  8. Cdew  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 0


  9. Nit Picky  |   Posted on Aug 15th, 2009 0

    @ Capt. Colours: it doesn’t sound like the Vacation at all. it’s pure fun pop rock versus the grunge punk factor of vacation. i think this is a solid eponymous song. after they get everyone’s feet tapping with the first album, i think they should get into more complex instrumentation for the second to prove their talent.

  10. Val  |   Posted on Aug 16th, 2009 0

    I feel like every good teenager should love this.

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