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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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i’ve always been a fan of matt pond PA but it wasn’t until this past weekend that i got around to listening to their latest album, the dark leaves. it actually feels appropriate that i’d discover it at this time of the year, because every time i listen to it the soothing melodies and gentle lyrics envelop me like a soft blanket of snow. the song “winter fawn” is like a december evening encapsulated in song, with dreamy lyrics that draw you into a picture he paints with his voice… listen to a few songs from the album below.

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maybekara -Dec 16, 2010, 5:55PM
have you listened to music for winter from the dogs on tour? there's a free download for it on their website. such a good christmas album album!! next best thing to sufjan stevens songs for christmas. heres the link: http://dogsontour.co.cc/?p=676
TGP -Dec 14, 2010, 3:22PM
I agree, this is perfect for this time of year. Great band and a great album.

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if you aren’t familiar with the soundtrack to the film easy rider, it is probably one of the best compilations of classic sixties tunes out there. i couldn’t help myself from including some of the songs from it in this december playlist, inspired by our catalog, easy rider, the open road and freedom.


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tom -Dec 08, 2010, 8:31PM
AWESOME PLAYLIST. You always have the best music on this blog.
Brittany -Dec 08, 2010, 10:11AM
Great songs! XO

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located on the corner of broad and locust in the heart of center city, philadelphia, lies one of the city’s most historic buildings and interesting music venues.  it sits calmly in the shadows of skyscrapers on a street lined with flashy buildings, but don’t let its unassuming exterior deceive you – on the inside it is one of the most breathtaking buildings in philadelphia. built in 1857, the academy of music is the oldest opera house in the united states that is still used for its original purpose.

i can vividly recall my parents dragging me here as a child to see the orchestra… the smell of perfume and lingering cigar smoke as we made our way through the crowds of people in their finest evening wear and were shown to our seats by the usher.  curling up in the red velvet seats, my view obstructed by a column but not minding because my eyes were usually fixed on the massive chandelier hanging from the ceiling. falling asleep with the sound of violins and horns fading in and out of my dreams.

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while i lacked appreciation at my young age i’ve come around now and have a whole new love for the building as a concert venue.  most recently, i saw the monsters of folk there and they completely blew me away.  it’s really cool to hear modern music played in such an old, historic space – and despite the small floor seating area and the multiple balconies that extend towards the ceiling the venue has an unexpected intimacy and leaves you feeling like you were a part of something quite special.

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they don’t have concerts there very often so if you’re able to catch one, do. for more info check out their website.

do you have a favorite or unique venue that you love where you live? i’d love to hear about it!

supergirl -Dec 03, 2010, 4:03AM
Just heard about it, I lived far far away from it. Maybe I will go there next year.
laura -Dec 01, 2010, 12:48AM
I heard Medeski, Martin & Wood play acoustic there several years ago. Amazing show, amazing space!

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