MP3: Free Energy – Electric Fever

Date March 13, 2012

Philly retro-rock revivalists Free Energy put out one of the funniest debut albums of the last couple years with Stuck On Nothing in 2010 and they’re back in all their heavy-riffing, cowbell-playing glory with “Electric Feeling”, the first single from their upcoming 80′s pop-inspired album, Love Sign. Just as infectious and anthemic as anything from [...]

Commercial Watch: Joanna Newsom, Morning Benders, Los Campesinos! + more

Date November 17, 2010

It’s time once again to highlight some of the hippest, indiest songs that are out there soundtracking commercials for cars, beers, clothing collections and chocolate-covered peanut butter confections. So for all the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube watchers, here’s a few of the best songs that the modern day Don Drapers and Peggy Olsons are harvesting for [...]

Free Energy – Live @ Pitchfork

Date July 23, 2010

Free Energy have been a favorite of mine since I first heard “Dream City” in May of last year. I’ve missed a few opportunities to see them since then, but so I was very excited to see them opening up Day 2 of Pitchfork Festival, especially considering the first band on Saturday has typically been one of the very best [...]

Summer (Or What It Sounds Like)

Date May 19, 2010

Photo taken by the amazing Linus Lohoff – Flickr What is all this talk about Vitamin-D being a natural source of energy? In terms of getting anything outside of work done, this has honestly been the most unproductive month of my life (unless you count running after the bus). I may have even resorted to [...]

Band Name in Song Title Mix

Date April 29, 2010

photo: Kyle Dean Reinford As anyone who’s been in a band (or at least created one in Guitar Hero / Rock Band) knows, a lot of thought goes into picking a band name. It’s often the first impression that the listener has of the group and is a defining aspect of a band’s identity. So [...]

Track Reviews: Gorillaz, Titus Andronicus, FREE ENERGY

Date March 2, 2010

MP3 Gorillaz – Rhinestone Eyes With the exception of irresistable singles like “Feel Good Inc.” and “Clint Eastwood”, I’ve never really been able to get into Gorillaz (kinda surprising since I love Blur), but I think that’s all going to change with Plastic Beach. I’ve listened to the album a couple times since it began [...]