Dude. Have you ever seen Dazed and Confused? (Of course you have.) Remember that part where, like, there's that keg party in the woods, and everyone gets together and is just broing out all over the place? Man, this new Free Energy song, "Hope Child," would've been perfect for that scene. The guitars and handclaps that open the song totally sound like Thin Lizzy, and the jangly refrain that backs frontman Paul Sprangers' voice is the best Sweet song I've never heard. (What, you don't listen to Sweet? Click here, ya dummy.)
Plus, when Sprangers and the band sing "You're not alone" before kicking into that awesome guitar solo, it reminds me of the ending of Dazed, where the football player is like, "Hey, I'm doing my own thing, man" to that meathead coach. What is it that Matthew McConaughey's character says in that movie about high school girls? "I get older, they stay the same age." Timeless, brah -- just like Free Energy's refreshingly reverent take on '70s rock and roll. Slow your roll and check out "Hope Child" below; Free Energy's debut, Stuck on Nothing, is out March 9 on DFA/Astralwerks.
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