FRONTMAN PAUL SPRANGERS (think: young Mick Jagger / Primal Scream’s
Bobby Gillespie’s love child) and guitarist SCOTT WELLS formed FREE ENERGY,
after the breakup of Minnesota indie band Hockey Night. Now based in Philadelphia,
Free Energy takethe blithe, hooky classic rock of groups Thin Lizzy, Cheap
Trick, and Tom Petty, as their jumping-off point, as well as contemporaries such as
The Strokes, Kings Of Leon, and Wolfmother. DFA honcho and LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
frontman JAMES MURPHY produced the album and played bass on it, while
PAT MAHONEY (drummer of LCD Soundsystem) played drums.