New Free Energy Video – “Free Energy” (Stereogum Premiere)

brandon | August 14, 2009 - 11:30 am

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:

Free Energy – “Free Energy” (MP3)

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

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