Free Energy and Indian Rebound both made the trek up to play at Binghamton University via BUMP last night, and what a great night it was.
Indian Rebound welcomed new drummer Rex, who fit in well with lead singer Ethan Levenson, guitarist Gianni de Falco, and bassist Devan Davies-Wood. They continue to grow with every performance, getting better and better in every way. They debuted plenty of new tracks that impressed the entire crowd, who wasted no time in grabbing the free cd-r’s that the band offered them after the set. A telling sign towards these guys increasingly bright future.
Free Energy welcomed new guitarist Sheridan Fox who took over rhythm guitar duties left vacant by Geoff Bucknam. Sheridan didn’t miss a beat, showing just as much enthusiasm as Geoff always did. It was the first show that the band had played in a while, so it was only fitting that they shared a few new tunes. If you enjoyed their first album Stuck On Nothing (who doesn’t?), you’re going to fall just as hard for the new jams.
The new songs are fun, full of more of that glamorous throwback rock and roll that is going to surely ready to soundtrack nights of drinking and ridiculous fun. They still played all of the good stuff from Stuck On Nothing, as well as “Something In Common” and “C’mon Let’s Dance”, two songs that should never leave their set. It was as intimate of a show as you can ask, a rare difference from NYC that was generally very refreshing.
Lead singer/dance master Paul Sprangers told me that the band is currently working on their new album which we can probably expect it sometime during the summer of 2012. Summer can’t come soon enough.
Hit the jump for a pretty rad photo of Free Energy sound checking:
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