Paul Sprangers

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Free Energy, Ty Segall and the Problem Facing Guitar-Based Music

    Free Energy find themselves in a strange new world. A fuzzy, poppy, rock 'n' roll band inspired by '70s acts like Big Star, Thin Lizzy, and The Cars, they grew up on rock. "Paul and I are both from the same small town," says Evan Wells, who started the band with his brother Scott and their friend P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Live: Best Coast And Free Energy Sweat It Out At South Street Seaport

    ​Bethany Cosentino (above) and Paul Sprangers, attracting yet more adoration. Pics by Liz, more below.​Free Energy/Best Coast/Loose Limbs South Street Seaport Friday, July 23 Tonight, as with pretty much every outdoor show these days, you had a choice: melt in the sun or drown in the ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Free Energy Played Letterman Last Night

    Free Energy's James Murphy-produced Stuck on Nothing, which finally got a digital release last week, will almost certainly make it to some tall spot on our year end list; that said, caterwauling singer Paul Sprangers live, sans Murphy, is still the best argument for the studio genius of the LCD fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Free Energy Shamble Over to Daytrotter

    ​Free Energy's Stuck on Nothin' would easily cruise onto any year-end music list we might make, except for the fact that the record doesn't come out until next year. A self-titled EP with "Dream City" on the A side and "Something in Common"--a top five song for us this year and somehow not on ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    Free Energy bring the good stuff

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    CMJ: Surfer Blood at the Cake Shop; Free Energy, the Golden Filter, and Cold Cave at Webster Hall's Studio

    You'll never be this young again. Surfer Blood photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​You feel sorry for Surfer Blood, you really do. It's CMJ Tuesday, there's some invisible wheel turning, and when you walk into the basement of Cake Shop at 4:30pm on a sunny afternoon you all of a sudden know where the arr ... More >>