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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 i…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2013 - 1:21 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2013 - 12:26 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2013 - 3:33 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2013 - 10:06 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2013 - 10:14 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2013 - 4:04 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2013 - 11:52 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2013 - 1:53 pm
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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,"…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 3:05 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 10:31 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…
Amrit Singh | October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2012 - 11:43 am
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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…
T. Cole Rachel | April 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2012 - 12:34 pm
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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 Springstee…
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…
brandon | August 19, 2010 - 11:12 am
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