Free Energy Love Sign on LP
Crafting some of the finest guitar-filled power pop this side of Weezer or Cheap Trick, Free Energy signed to NYC powerhouse DFA records (based on their homemade demos) and recorded their debut with James Murphy. They toured for nearly two years behind the release of 2010's Stuck on Nothing and the accolades came in, including a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone's assessment that the band "totally fucking rules."
While it might have seemed an odd fit for a power-riffing pop rock act to put out a record on a West Village disco label, the euphoric vibe of Free Energy perfectly complimented a roster of artistically different but equally accomplished bands, such as Black Dice, Yacht, The Rapture, and LCD Soundsystem.
This sophomore 2013 release demonstrates the band doing what they love - condensing handclaps, harmonies, massive choruses, and lazer guided guitar leads into tracks like "Electric Fever," "Hey Tonight" and "Girls Want Rock" - while working a time-tested formula that can still sound fresh in the right hands. Much like their DFA debut, Love Sign flirts with hysteria-inducing pop songwriting and classic rock production, this time around working with John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and The Hold Steady).