Last Friday, SXSW darlings, Free Energy, debuted a stream of the new song, “C’mon Let’s Dance.” The track’s toy-piano prelude leads into some full-blown Strokes-esque guitar, and later, unapologetically straightforward lyrics stand their ground against a kaleidoscope of rhythmic ingredients. Free Energy wants to unglue you from your wall and get you on the d-floor, yo. Oh yeah, the entire album, Stuck On Nothing, features LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on bass.
Yesterday, the band announced new spring and summer tour dates with Mates of State. That rhymed. Check here to see if they’re headed to a venue near you. My favorite Chicago music guru, Darren, is pretty pumped to see them at Pitchfork, as well.