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Free Energy – “Somebody’s Baby” (Jackson Browne Cover)

Good news for Los Angeles residents: The great retro-rock quintet Free Energy is going to be spending some time in your city. The band is about to start a residence at the Echo, and this seems like as good a reason as any for the band to release a bunch of covers online. The first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Watch Free Energy Cover Sleater-Kinney

Their album Love Sign was one of the more delirious and underrated blasts of power-pop fizz that anyone has released this year, and the great Philly rock band Free Energy are not done blowing hooks through the back of your head. This time, though, the hooks in question come from someone else. As part of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Free Energy – “Wild Life”

Free Energy’s seriously great sophomore album Love Sign was pretty much one enormous and dizzy hook after, the melodic payoffs coming so quickly and frequently that experiencing them all at once was a total rush. And apparently, they still had a few more hooks left over. “Wild Life” is the B-side on the forthcoming Record… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Free Energy – “Get Ready” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tomorrow, the comedian and actor DC Pierson will publish Crap Kingdom, his second novel. It tells the story of a young man who discovers that he’s the Chosen One in a not-that-great magical realm. And Pierson’s also compiled a soundtrack album of sorts, getting people like Ted Leo, Jean Grae, and the Rosebuds to write… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013 - 10:06 am

Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus) – “Hey Tonight” (Free Energy Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Three years ago at SXSW, I saw Titus Andronicus and Free Energy play back-to-back. Both bands wrecked shop, but my favorite thing about the show was the way Titus stayed to watch Free Energy, taking over the front row and dancing hard and singing along to everything. Both bands toured together that summer, and whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2013 - 10:14 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I can’t imagine any of the artists on this week’s list had huge budgets to play around. Even Santigold, the one who could’ve presumably commanded a small pile of money to make a video, ended up doing something quick and homemade instead. So consider these to be five ways to stretch dollars while actually making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 10:05 am

Free Energy – “Girls Want Rock” Video

Around the same time we were posting our piece about Free Energy’s Love Sign, our new Album Of The Week, Free Energy were posting their video for the album track “Girls Want Rock,” one of the many ridiculously fun and catchy songs on the album. In director Brook Linder’s video, the band’s members drive home… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Album Of The Week: Free Energy Love Sign

Rock critics aren’t really expected to be forecasters of popular taste. And thank fuck for that, because I’m goddam terrible at it. The one time I ever wrote anything for Gawker, here’s what I told them: “First things first: This Asher Roth album is going to sell. Sorry, kids… My guess is he sells 300K… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Stream Free Energy Love Sign

Next week, the ferociously catchy and efficient Philadelphia power-poppers Free Energy will self-release Love Sign, their insanely fun sophomore album. We’ve already heard a whole bunch of great songs from the LP: “Electric Fever,” “Dance All Night,” “Hangin’,” “Street Survivor,” “Girls Want Rock.” And now we get to hear the whole glorious thing; it’s streaming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013 - 11:52 am

Free Energy – “Girls Want Rock”

Free Energy’s ridiculously fun and catchy sophomore LP Love Sign is a couple of weeks away from release, and we’ve already heard a ton of songs from it: “Electric Fever,” “Dance All Night,” “Hangin’,” “Street Survivor.” But this is an entirely filler-free album we’re talking about here, so if those jams haven’t been enough to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Free Energy – “Street Survivor”

The great Philly triumph-rock band Free Energy will release their sophomore album Love Sign next month, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Electric Fever,” “Dance All Night,” and “Hangin’.” All those songs are ridiculously catchy, and so is “Street Survivor,” the one you’ll hear below. So listen! It’s good. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Free Energy – “Hangin'”

Free Energy, the ridiculously sharp Philadelphia band who play old-school power-pop with unmatched vigor, will release their sophomore album Love Sign early next year, and we’ve already heard the great early singles “Electric Fever” and “Dance All Night.” And now Rolling Stone has a stream of another album track, “Hangin’,” which boasts a seriously sticky… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012 - 10:31 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Considering that New York City — the place where most of the indie label/publicist/writer infrastructure calls home — spent the entire week in a state of Deep Impact disaster, it’s remarkable how little Hurricane Sandy affected the endless march of bloggable music items. Maybe we didn’t see quite as many new music videos this week… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012 - 10:57 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It’s been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn’t be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Free Energy – “Electric Fever” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Free Energy’s video for their ferociously catchy cowbell-smacking summer jam “Electric Fever” has a simple, fun concept: The band members, goggled and enclosed in a tarp-covered room, attempt to play the song while someone offscreen blasts them with water, powder, paint, glitter, and sand. It’s all very Jackass, which works just fine for me. BrookMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Free Energy – “Dance All Night”

Way the hell back in March, classic-rock true believers Free Energy released the deliriously catchy single “Electric Fever.” And then nothing. I was worried that their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2010’s grievously underrated Stuck On Nothing, was trapped in some kind of purgatory. But now, we finally have some great news: Lovesign, that sophomore… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2012 - 11:43 am

Progress Report: Free Energy

Name: Free Energy
Progress Report: Classic rock revivalists mine for FM Radio gold on Love Sign.

When Free Energy released their debut album — 2010’s Stuck On Nothing — on DFA, more than a few people were confused by it. While the breezy party vibe of the record jibed nicely with the… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Free Energy – “Electric Fever”

Two years ago, Philly classic-rock revivalists Free Energy released Stuck On Nothing, an absolutely spotless and weirdly underrated album full of direct-to-the-brainpan bubblegum hooks and blazing dirtbag guitar solos. I absolutely fucking loved it. Today, we get the first taste of the band’s sophomore album, and their M.O. remains blissfully unchanged. “Electric Fever” has cowbell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Titus Andronicus & Free Energy Cover That Springsteen Song Vampire Weekend Covered A Few Weeks Ago

The tourmates performed “I’m Goin’ Down” at the Earl in Atlanta last week, in direct violation of Vampire Weekend’s multiple takes on the same Springsteen track. Truth is, Free Energy and Titus Andronicus do a better job locating the joyous, unbuttoned spirit of the live original. More »

By: brandon / September 27, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Free Energy, Shaun White Shop Target

Yesterday we heard Free Energy’s “Bang Pop” as remixed by Fool’s Gold. Today Stuck On Nothing’s “Dream City” surfaces in a Target ad introducing pro snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White’s new collection. (Weezer loaned him their “W,” Carrot Top his hair.)… More »

By: brandon / August 19, 2010 - 11:12 am
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