Free Energy (band)

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Free Energy
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresRock, power pop, indie rock
Years active2008–present
LabelsDFA Records, Free Energy Records
MembersScott Wells
Evan Wells
Nicholas Shuminsky
Sheridan Fox
Past membersGeoff Bucknum
Patrick Stickles
Jesse Sparhawk
Paul Sprangers

Free Energy is an American rock band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The members include Scott Wells, Sheridan Fox, Evan Wells, and Nicholas Shuminsky.


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.[1] Shuminsky, of St. Paul's Superhopper and Malachi Constant, joined Sprangers and the Wells brothers to form the band in the Fall of 2008. [2] Critics have compared Free Energy's sound to 1970s rock acts like Journey and The Cars.[3] 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.[4] The band has also received high marks from Spin Magazine, who called their work "excellent".[5] 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.

On March 6, 2012, the band released "Electric Fever," the first single from "Love Sign."[6] The song is heavily inspired by "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

On January 15, 2013, Free Energy self-released its second full-length studio album, "Love Sign." The album was recorded with producer John Agnello.[7]

Hopes on the long-anticipated hotly-desired LP 3 faded away with the bands last Instagram post on April 28th, 2016 with classic whaling Scott Wells riffs playing over an image. Fans believe the riff was recorded the week prior during the April 20th holiday. However new rumors float of the band hitting the festival circuit summer 2020 for the 10th anniversary of their classic summer debut album.

Band members[edit]

  • Scott Wells – lead guitar (2008–present)
  • Paul Sprangers – vocals (2008–2016)
  • Evan Wells – bass (2008–present)
  • Jesse Sparhawk (Stiff Crystal) – 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)
  • Patrick Stickles - rhythm guitar (2011)




  • Free Energy (EP)|Free Energy (2009)


  • "Bang Pop" (2010)
  • "Electric Fever" (2012)


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  6. ^ "New Free Energy: "Electric Fever"".
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  8. ^ a b "Free Energy – Chart History".

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