Sufjan Stevens – Free Man In Paris

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This is a cover version of Joni Mitchell’s, “Free Man in Paris” that was originally released on her 1974 album Court and Spark.

This track can be found on a 2007 tribute to Joni Mitchell compilation.   Stevens kept only the lyrics and let the words inspire him to write a new arrangement and melody for the song.  

Stevens has stated that with his cover he “decided to conjure up a party song, with strings and trumpets and trombones and vibraphones marching in a parade down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, all lit up with fireworks.”

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Free Blood – WDWD

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Chk chk chk side project from John XI Pugh and Gorman with a friend named Maddy.   The sound is nice departure from the guitar-driven tunes typical of !!!.   With Free Blood, their is a nice mix of electronic, punk  and pop to produce a great dance punk track.

Free Blood – WDWD

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Freezepop – Harebrained Scheme

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Art school vocals and pop sensibilities dominate this track. Vocals at times remind me of someone doing the “robot” while talking, but strangely enough it’s very entertaining. And to think all from a very modest setup of a Yamaha QY70 battery powered sequencer and a Mama vocoder, talk about DIY.

Freezepop formed in 1999 in Boston, MA. and their latest album, “Future Future Future Perfect” was just release this September on Recodes — with an upgrade to their modest music studio no less.

Freezepop – Harebrained Scheme

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