Free Energy (band)
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|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock, power pop, indie rock|
|Labels||DFA Records, Free Energy Records|
The Wells brothers and Sprangers are originally from Red Wing, Minnesota, where they first started playing together in the now-defunct hard-core, emo rock band, Hockey Night. Shuminsky, of St. Paul's Superhopper and Malachi Constant, joined Sprangers and the Wells brothers to form the band in the Fall of 2008.  Critics have compared Free Energy's sound to 1970s rock acts like Journey and The Cars. The band rose to national prominence in March 2010 with the critically acclaimed release of their debut album Stuck on Nothing, produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. On March 17, Rolling Stone named Free Energy one of the best new bands of 2010. The band has also received high marks from Spin Magazine, who called their work "excellent". On March 17th, 2010 the band performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. The single Bang Pop was used on the Pilot episode of sitcom Raising Hope. Free Energy toured heavily with Mates of State, Titus Andronicus, Hollerado, Foreign Born and The Postelles. They opened for Weezer during their Memories tour and performed on the Weezer Cruise in January 2012.
- Scott Wells – lead guitar (2008–present)
- Paul Sprangers – vocals (2008–2016)
- Evan Wells – bass (2008–present)
- Jesse Sparhawk – rhythm guitar (2011)
- Nicholas Shuminsky – drums (2008–present)
- Patrick Stickles – rhythm guitar (2011–present)
- Geoff Bucknum – rhythm guitar (2008–2011)
- Sheridan Fox – rhythm guitar (2011–present)
- Free Energy (EP)|Free Energy (2009)
- "Bang Pop" (2010)
- "Electric Fever" (2012)
- "New Free Energy: "Electric Fever"".
- "Free Energy – Chart History". Billboard.com.
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