Track Of The Day: Free Energy
Get this: a band from Philadelphia who sound like T. Rex and Thin Lizzy, with hints of Supertramp and ELO. Surely this is about as likely as AC/DC playing the Download festival? Oh, hang on, AC/DC are playing Download. And guess what, Free Energy are from Philly and do sound exactly as described. That’s why we’re delighted they’ve provided Classic Rock‘s latest Track Of The Day. For all recent Tracks Of The Day, go here.
So, what’s this band all about? Here’s the view from frontman Paul Sprangers:
“Hot dancing girls everywhere. Sweat. Pulsing lights. Emotional rescues. Fist pumps and rainbow disco lights. Eagle soaring solos. And really cute girls. And boys. And high-fives. Someone probably throws a beer at some point. There’s definitely some heckling. And then a slew of fine ladies hanging out at the after-party.”
Together with guitarist Scott Wells, Sprangers was previously with Minneapolis slackers Hockey Night. But Fre Energy are very much stuck on the path to pop-rock ambrosia.
Signed to DFA Records, they release debut album Stuck On Nothing shortly. It was produced by LCD Soundsystem guru James Murphy, with the line-up fleshed out by guitarist Geoff Bucknam, bassist Evan Wells and drummer Nicholas Shuminsky.
So, if you’ve always loved Tom Petty, but wondered what might happened if he joined The Fountains Of Wayne… here’s the answer.
Download the song Dream City for free here. Dig that 1970s glitter rock beat!
For further info, go to www.myspace.com/freeenergymusic