Free Energy suns up up a dark spring. - Oh My Rockness

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Free Energy suns up up a dark spring.

June 15, 2009
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Rachel Leah Woliansky
Philadelphia's Free Energy (featuring a bunch of ex-Hockey Night members) are a perfectly hooky band. Their catchy songs are meant for hand-clap accompaniment and "nah nah nah-nah" choruses. This is straight-up pop that almost touches on twee (thankfully though, the members don't all wear white Oshkoshbegosh overalls or play on stage in big wheels or anything like that -- phew!).

The band just signed to DFA, which is kind of an interesting pairing. You're not going to find many of those yelps, cowbells (does DFA still rock the cowbells?) or crazy dance synth tricks in Free Energy's arsenal. But you will find songs you can listen to with the car windows rolled down.

Warning: Don't try to listen to Free Energy with the subway windows rolled down though. Screeches and drones won't mix well with this sunny stuff.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE FREE ENERGY AT MERCURY LOUNGE!


Free Energy plays The Bell House, on Monday, June 15th, and Mercury Lounge, on Thursday, June 25th.

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