Several bands that are part of the EMI family are descending upon Chicago to play at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Brooklyn-based LCD Soundsystem, Staten Island native and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, Canada’s Broken Social Scene, California-by-way-of Brooklyn band Liars and Philadelphia-based band Free Energy are among those taking the stage.
Free Energy front men Scott Wells and Paul Sprangers (who signed to EMI-distributed DFA records) recorded their album, “Stuck on Nothing” with DFA co-founder and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy playing bass and manning the mixing desk, and LCD’s Pat Mahoney on drums.
Pitchfork describes Free Energy’s sound as “very un-DFA…high-fidelity, guitar-heavy and totally unironic AM-rock sound evokes classic touchstones from Tom Petty to Thin Lizzy.”
Check here for a schedule and a complete line up of Pitchfork Music Festival.