CHECK EM OWT / The FREE ASSOCIATES

Free Associates Athens GA

There’s high tale of gypsy business this Thursday night, featuring one of the classic city’s most recent incarnations in Rock and RAW, The Free Associates. This vicious group of scoundrels first appeared on our radar earlier this year when they booked a session at GF studio and proceeded to lay down an assortment of scorching singles. Currently, our sound engineers are sifting through the tapes, composing their debut release, and boy is it gonna be a BLOW OWT.  But don’t take our word for it! The following is a blog post taken from thee HMB feed this morning :

The first Athens GA band I’d like to bring to the table for splendid observation  is a vicious 3 piece Rock/Blues group relatively recent to the scene but not at all to the craft/livelihood of Rock N Roll .  They are The Free Associates.  Good God,man! If you have vicariously made your way around the nightlife of town in hopes for a good show (or hopes of your own personal means, for that matter), there is a good chance these guys were the reason you didn’t wake up until 3pm!  We’ve all been there. Bouncing around trying to find a good show only to find pretentious hipsters with their iPuds, Punk bands that care more about how overtly dirty they look rather than what they’re playing,  ’desperate to be’ reincarnations of Brantley Gilbert, overbearing Indie kid turned Math Metal wizards(thank God for effect pedals), and lets not forget the fedora sporting Folk masters. But have no fear! The Associates are here!   The best thing about [them] is they’re an actual band! Not tied down to digital equipment and no theatrics to boot! Not to say that all bands/music in town isn’t genuine, there is something to admire and learn with these guys playing who they are and doing it very stripped down without reliance on their gear. Just how Rock and Roll began…READ FULL ARTICLE

Listen to the FA EARLY DEMOS (via soundcloud)

The Free Associates will be performing this Thursday (Aug 22nd) at LITTLE KINGS in Athens GA with Timmy Tumble & The Tumblers and Florida’s own Fat Night!  So my friends, there is the delightful rundown on The Free Associates. Check Em’ Out!

RSVP to thee OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

*blog post courtesy of Athens Own / HMB, edited by GF for space. 

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IT’s SO SSTRANGEE / Music Video

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GF corespondent Billy Shears received a package in the post this morning. Enclosed he discovered a VHS tape from The Ice Creams.  Rumors surfaced this afternoon that thee tape self levitated into the media room’s Sanyo.

THE ICE CREAMS / “It’s So Strange” Music Video

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Archival film editing by WJAY / GYPSY FARM

THE ICE CREAMS / “Skeleton” Video

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Athens GA “Scooby Pop” outfit known as “THE ICE CREAMS” have released a music video in percolation to their long-over due Gypsy single “Everyone’s Got A Skeleton“, slated for release later this year.

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The skeleton song in particular is a chop-charmed blend of 50’s pop that could be collecting dust on the shores of Leso Island, bound by it’s barbaric beat.

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Folks first caught sound of the band via Myface in 2008 and later, making their debut on 2012’s GYPNOSIS compilation.

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Watch and Share THE ICE CREAMS / “Everyone’s Got A Skeleton” Video :

Filmed 2012 at GYPSY FARM sound stage 666 in Lavonia, Ga