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when it comes to videos, having the right song can make all the difference in the world.  for me, that’s what really grabs my attention and sucks me in so that i can’t stop watching.  one of the reasons i love our videographer’s work so much is that she always picks the perfect song – i don’t know how she does it. the song in our february catalog video is no exception…”throwing hail marys” by gypsy death star.  i had never heard of them before and wanted to learn a little bit more about them…

based in ventura, california, gypsy death star is a collaboration between producer cesar augusto and singer/song writer wyatt hull.  they combine trance-like electronic beats and haunting lyrics to create a sound that will transport you to a different place in your mind. read on for a brief interview with the band and check out a video of them performing “throwing hail marys” below!

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when and how did gypsy death star come about?

i put an add out on craigslist for a beat maker and cesar responded, we started making tracks together through emails, & the rest is history..

how do you guys describe your music?

a cross between dark ambient techno & electronic indie rock

if your music was a color, what color would it be?

blood red

is there a certain song you’re most proud of?

some may be slower, some may be more full of wisdom, but were equally proud of all our children.

what’s your favorite venue you’ve played in, and what venue do you dream of someday performing in?

we recently played at the deer lodge in ojai, california & that had a magical ambiance. we both dream of someday playing the conan o’brien show, we’re big fans of his, or perhaps one of those sesame street episodes where they bring musicians on.

what’s your pre-show ritual?

cold high-quality brew.

who are some of your biggest musical influences?

cocorosie, t-rex, q lazzarus, tv on the radio, portishead, syd barrett, the pixies, and david bowie.

if you could see any band, past or present, perform live, who would it be?

kraftwerk’s performances when they used robots and any of the first ziggy stardust shows would have been rad to see.

all-time favorite record?

pink floyd’s “pipers at the gates of dawn” for wyatt. queen’s “game” for cesar.

what’s coming up for gypsy death star? any exciting plans in the works?

we’re looking at doing a small tour in mexico, we have a music video we just finished shooting in which we do some tag team wrestling, and are currently mixing a new full length record do for release soon this year.

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Gypsy Death Star – Throwing Hail Marys from Earth Delivery on Vimeo.

you can listen to more of their songs on their website here, and find them on facebook here.
thanks guys!

Josh Slavin -Feb 08, 2011, 10:45PM
Finally, I get to hear a track from Gypsy Death Star. Keep the tracks coming I like it!
yaz -Feb 08, 2011, 6:57PM
I love that this band is from Ventura, its my second home! love love your stuff

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some images and tunes for this february tunesday :)

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Tgp -Feb 02, 2011, 1:18AM
Nice playlist. I love the Fruit Bats
Amanda -Feb 01, 2011, 6:35PM
You have the best playlist- always:)

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what do you guys think of this year’s coachella lineup? i think its pretty solid – even though i’ve never been to coachella they always do a great job just getting such a large variety of artists.  even if you don’t like the headliners, you’re sure to find several smaller bands more than worth seeing. here’s a little playlist of some of the bands i’d like to see if i was going (one of them is twin shadow, who we just featured in our january catalog video!).

are any of you planning on going? who are you most excited to see??


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eye lift guide -Feb 12, 2011, 3:53AM
I think they enjoyed this festival very well. They're also giving away a copy of their single 'Botanist' for free here.
Kathleen -Jan 27, 2011, 11:59AM
I would love to see Tame Impala, their music is so entrancing!

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i’m the kind of person who, when having a rough time or a lot on my mind, completely loses themself in music. today it’s the new iron and wine album, kiss each other clean. it doesn’t officially come out until next tuesday but you can stream it right here or watch it performed live in its entirety here. this album is a step in a new direction, described as “like the music people heard in their parent’s car growing up… that early-to-mid-’70s FM, radio-friendly music.”  while i’ve always been a fan of iron & wine’s quiet,  mellow folk, i like this too – sam beam’s sweet voice, the background harmonies and delicate melodies are exactly what i need right now.

listen to a few of the songs below or check out the whole album by clicking one of the links above.


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Emma -Jan 23, 2011, 3:50PM
going to see them next weekend, soooo excited!!!!
Audrey -Jan 23, 2011, 2:56PM
Suprised I haven't seen anything about Right Away, Great Captain! on the blog. Awesome band! Very similiar to Iron and Wine, just better in my opinion. If you haven't heard them before, you should really listen to some songs, you won't regret it!

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today’s tunesday post is from fp jemma!

I went to see Sun Airway the other day at a Making Time event right here in Philly where the band originated from and my… it was more than I expected – with the effect of the computer as a compositional tool creating incredibly intricate, dense,  churning synths with plastic-y MIDI sounds, blippy beats, and waves of voices. My mind felt like it was being lifted by a balloon into a sweet sound airwave.

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They are constantly on my playlist with “your moon” being played about 5 times a day.  They are a band you must check out!!!

when jemma sent me this post, i immediately looked up sun airway as i’m not familiar with them- and stumbled upon this video and sweet story on yours truly – it’s actually best explained in the hand written letter from the band:

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as someone who also feels a very strong, albeit inexplicable, connection to john lennon, i found it really touching.

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now listen to some more of their songs! thanks jemma!


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Sami -Jan 12, 2011, 11:16PM
I love Sun Airway, so glad you wrote about them, and so jealous you saw them! :)
Ray -Jan 12, 2011, 12:17AM
This is what i love about free people. Everybody is so open mineded to everything. very non judgmental and you all seem to have a sense of love for everything new and unknown. This is why i love free people,you guys pass on that love and open mindedness on to me. thank you. and great song:)

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have you guys seen this??? our creative director sent it along and oh. my. goodness.  one of the sweetest things i’ve ever seen. take a little break from whatever you’re doing and watch…it will make you smile!

FlookeFelty -Jan 28, 2011, 10:15PM
In the seventh heaven Additional Year harry! :)
daleJundedy -Jan 26, 2011, 1:27AM
Blithesome Fresh Year one! :)

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you know those days when your head is in the clouds… and no matter how hard you try to ground yourself, part of you just seems to be floating off in a dream? this is the perfect music for those days.  the album pictured above is actually from 2007 but has some of my favorite of their songs on it.  when i first heard “seeds of night” i listened to it about twenty times. check out some of the cave singers’ songs below and pretend you’re lying in a grassy field on a sunny day with the wind tickling your face or walking barefoot on the beach in a chilly air, the sand cool against your feet.


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check ’em out here.

melissa -Jan 08, 2011, 2:35PM
Yay! We love our Seattle bands! xoxo
tara -Jan 06, 2011, 12:40AM
remarkable! my ears are lost in oblivion <3

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it’s the last tunesday of 2010!  i was thinking back on the new albums that came out this year, and it’s always interesting to me how listening to certain music can bring back such vivid memories of specific moments.  for instance, the local natives album gorilla manor – i bought it soon after breaking my ankle — and it reminds me of the first time i was able to drive again after the injury.  i had it on in my car, it was sunny and spring was on its way… happy times.  lcd soundsystem’s latest album will always remind me of sitting right here at my desk as they soundchecked next door before doing an end-of-summer show at the navy yard.

so many memories of the past year came rushing back as i compiled some of my favorite songs of 2010 for this playlist. i got to go to some great shows this year, and we had fp girls representing at so many festivals – SXSW, coachella, bonnaroo, wanderlust, XPN, lollapalooza and austin city limits…

what was your favorite song or album of the last year? what’s your favorite music memory from 2010?

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sierra walsh -Jan 08, 2011, 1:28PM
love the playlist! and free people sooo much it's crazy.
michelle -Dec 29, 2010, 9:16PM
To me, the best playlist yet! Such a lovely selection of songs. Thank you:-)

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it’s tunesday, so with the holiday coming up please enjoy this playlist of christmas-y tunes! some aren’t meant to be christmas songs but hey, that’s ok too.


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April -Dec 26, 2010, 10:33PM
perfection. free people always make the best playlists. i think you should check out joshua james. his music is amazing, he has some wonderful winter songs as well.
fionazhou201 -Dec 22, 2010, 3:20AM
I heard it three times, I am really enjoying it.

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if you’re in the D.C. area tomorrow afternoon, stop by our store at clarendon commons! singer/songwriter danni rosner will be at the store playing some tunes off both her albums, piano actress and on my way. that’s her in the above right photo, which i posted on the blog a little while back, rocking fp while shooting a video!

check out her website here.

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saw this on tumblr the other day and thought it was the cutest thing… and appropriate following the post about vintage records.  what’s your favorite band hair? i’d have to go with zeppelin :)

update- this awesome drawing is by anna hatzakis, thanks for letting me know!

anna hatzakis -Dec 19, 2010, 12:14AM
hi there, that drawing is mine. thanks for featuring it, but would you mind crediting? it's on my website in this section: http://annahatzakis.tumblr.com/notebook
Tonya -Dec 17, 2010, 8:13PM
The Beatles forever!

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i am so excited that our vintage loves line now includes records!!! they are sold in collections that have been carefully hand-picked and include some of the greatest albums of the 60s, 70s and 80s. :) Read more »

Jeanmarie -Jan 20, 2011, 4:28AM
I love, love, love, the "vintage loves" collections. Brings back alot of memories! I was too late to purchase the red silk chinese bed jacket. Whoever purchased it; if it doesn't fit or you want to sell it, please! I would be happy to buy it from you! I hope more of the same comes our way. I love free
Jessie -Jan 08, 2011, 1:41PM
HOW GREAT ALL THESE ARTISTS ARE. I LOVE THE STYLE SO INSPIRATIONAL. MAKES ME WANT TO CLOSE MY EYES AND LIVE IN A DREAM

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