Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, rock outfit Free Energy has been making waves and building a strong fan base since they started out in 2008. Their debut album Stuck on Nothing was released in 2010, and garnered them honorable mentions from Rolling Stone, Spin and Pitchfork. They even made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, and they also toured as Weezer’s opening act for awhile.
Unlike a lot of indie bands these days, Free Energy focuses its energy mainly on plain old melodic pop/rock—but more like the classic kind, not the modern kind. (Think Fleetwood Mac, Journey, or Cheap Trick, not Maroon 5.) Thus, their well-deserved growing appeal isn’t necessarily from any groundbreaking sound, but just from making good sounds—good, fun music. Great melody, great hooks, great, um, energy. It’s music to dance to, to have a good time to.
Fans have been awaiting a new album from Free Energy for the better part of a year, and word is that the new record Love Sign will be out in January 2013. Meanwhile, the band has released two singles from the album, “Electric Fever” and most recently “Dance All Night (which you can currently download for free from their Soundcloud page). I’ve embedded both tracks below so you can get an idea what they’re like. Enjoy!