On Oct. 14, Absolutely Free will release their debut full-length album, via Lefse (and on Arts & Crafts in Canada). The band — comprising former members of Toronto-based math-rock outfit DD/MM/YYYY and named after a Frank Zappa album — is an eclectic psychedelic pop group that pulls influences from Krautrock, progressive electronic, psych-rock, new wave and indie rock into one dizzyingly dazzling bit of art pop. You might have recently given a listen to “Beneath The Air,” and you might have liked it. In which case, there’s good news for you: The band is streaming their entire, self-titled debut album right now via Soundcloud. It’s eight tracks of melody, weirdness and fun.
Listen to the Absolutely Free stream below. Also, read our recent interview with Absolutely Free, wherein they discuss their inability to emulate anyone else’s sound, being “existential” with their rhythm, and receiving all-caps emails from Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.