Music To My Ears

Ever wonder who picks the music you hear in our stores? This is our music committee, we meet and listen to songs, and collectively decide which ones we think are a good fit for our stores! It’s one of my favorite meetings to attend :)

If you guys have any recommendations, leave a comment below!


  1. The Parlor Mob. They just came out with a new album titled “DOGS”. It’s available on itunes and spotify. It is REALLY worth the listen and goes perfectly with the free people vibe. You won’t regret it!

  2. Sea Wolf is a great band with awesome songs. Two of my favorites which I think would be a great fit include: “You’re a wolf” and “Wicked blood”.
    Additional bands/songs coming to mind:
    Band of Skulls “Friends”
    Writers Block “Young Folks”

  3. So fun! I love finding new music and telling others about it! Currently I have the Apach Relay and City and Colour on heavy rotation.

  4. Happy Together by the Turtles
    Concrete Wall by Zee Avi
    Color on the Walls by Foster the People
    Sunny Afternoon by the Kinks
    California Baby by Jerry Burnham and Wayne Cook (It was in Sandlot 2)

  5. First Aid Kit! They are a Swedish folk duo! They’re voices truly resemble the free spirited nature of Free People! A perfect fit. Voices of angels.

  6. ben sollee’s learning to bend album!
    don’t go to klaksvik by leif vollebekk
    beach frogs by kinisi
    the hill by snowmine

    and i second all the suggestions made already!

  7. The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Owen, Bon Iver. “Right Me Up” by State Radio (or really anything by State Radio!), “I Wished for You” by Jasmine Ash, “A Horse With No Name” by America (classic). And of course anything by Mumford & Sons… I was first exposed when I worked at the Short Hills store and “Awake My Soul” was on the CD for awhile!

  8. The band “Best Coast” has just one album which is filled with light, summer-feel-good tracks, perfect for Free People stores. Check out the “Our Deal” music video with Chloe Moretz

  9. Ben Howard from the UK – just released his album Every Kingdom – great stuff.. Reminds me of Fall.
    Also Tycho has some great chill music, along with Gotye (From Australia) and Gypsy and the Cat (also Aussies) ..
    Zee Avi – (Artist on Brushfire Records (jack johnson’s label) is also amazzzzing and perfect for FP. stores!

  10. BIRP! comes out with a new playlist every month with TONS of great songs from lots of bands I’ve never heard before. I love waiting for it every month to get some new bands to add to my collection. I’ve loved almost every song on this month’s playlist. Here’s the link:
    Just perrrfect for the fp girl :)

  11. I LOVE the music I hear when visiting a FP store! Pleeeeeease upload more store music playlists to the blog! xoxo

  12. i’m a big music buff – i love anything from folk to alternative.
    **a great band i’ve found recently is this small indie band from Minnesota. They’re called “Diet Folk.” Their music is kind of slow and folky, kind of a Bon Iver and Ray Lamontagne mix. their album on itunes, “All We Need,” is great and they could use your support! personal favorites – Crave, Sativa Snow.
    some others of my favorites lately have been the kooks’ most recent album “junk of the heart.” pretty much anything on that album is great. personal favorites – F**ck the World Off, Killing Me.
    other recently great album: Indigo Girls’ “beauty queen sister”

    Mirah & Thao are a wonderful group; they also have a somewhat recent album.

    Other miscellaneous bands that I enjoy: Fruit Bats, Elephant Revival, Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars.

    you guys have probably heard of all of these and i should stop talking.
    love you guys lots, bye.

  13. Parlor Hawk is a really talented local band in Utah. Their album is called Hoarse and Roaring. I think their first song home would be great in your stores… well all of them really! Cheers.

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