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Hear Free Energy's second album -- for free

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Minnesota musicians Updated: January 7, 2013 - 2:12 PM

 

Singer Paul Sprangers, center, and guitarist Scott Wells, right, left their old band Hockey Night and their home state for Philadelphia to form Free Energy. / Photo by Dominic Neitz

Singer Paul Sprangers, center, and guitarist Scott Wells, left their old band Hockey Night and their home state for Philadelphia to form Free Energy. / Photo by Dominic Neitz

Perfectly timed to jump-start your week with a fist-pumping, hair-tossing dance party -- which might be a little tricky for you office/cubicle minions -- RollingStone.com has posted the exclusive stream of the new Free Energy album, “Love Sign,” a week ahead of its official release. Click here to hear the record in its entirety.

As already evidenced by the first single, “Electric Fever,” the long-awaited sophomore effort piles on more of the poppy hooks, ‘70s rock riffs and cowbell- and handclap-wrapped beats that still has fans bopping along to the mostly Minnesota-reared Philadelphia quintet’s 2010 debut, “Stuck on Nothing.” That one was produced by LCD Soundsystem guru James Murphy and issued on his label DFA. This one was made with New York indie-rock producer John Agnello (Hold Steady, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth) and arrives next Tuesday via Free Energy's own label. You can pre-order it with various bonus goodies via the band's site. They just dropped the second single from the record last week, “Girls Want Rock,” posted below.

Proving their Minnesotan nonchalant attitude for winter weather, the fellas are hitting the road with their summery new songs right away, touring through the Rust Belt and arriving back at the Turf Club on Jan. 26.
 

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