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Free Range

Free Range "Growing Away"

Free Range has released a new single, "Growing Away", from their forthcoming debut album, Practice, which is due out on February 17th via Mick Music.

This is the project of Sofia Jensen and the new single is accompanied by the Bob. produced video below.

You can catch Free Range on February 24th at Schubas with Minor Moon and Henry True.

Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius


Free Range "Want To Know"

Free Range (aka Sofia Jensen) has released the first single, "Want To Know", from their forthcoming debut album, Practice, which is due out on February 17th via Mick Music.

The is single is accompanied by the wonderful Robert Salazar directed video below.

You can catch Free Range at Schubas as part of TNK Fest on January 18th.

Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius


Free Range “All My Thoughts”

Free Range has release their debut single, "All My Thoughts", via Mick Music.

This the work of Sofia Jensen and the single is accompanied by the Malik Lemon directed video below. For this single she is joined by Jack Henry (drums & shaker) Bailey Minzenberger (of Friko) (bass), and Nick Levine (pedal steel & keyboards).

When asked about the single Jensen had this say; “I had been going through a rough time in the months leading up to that, and suddenly being physically isolated from everyone I knew caused me to lean further into a lot of dark thoughts I was having.”


Free Range "Want to Know"

Young Americana band Free Range has released their debut single, “Want to Know”. This is the work of Sofia Jensen (guitar & vocals), Ian Hammond (guitar), Thomas Douglas (bass), and Jack McDermott (drums). The group is fronted by Sofia who is credited as the songwriter on this first track, and is clearly someone to watch in the coming years.


Album review: Erik Voeks - Free Range (EP)

This quick little EP consists of two dreamy folk tunes bookending two indie rock efforts with at least four little piggies in the power pop pool.  It’s the good old Neil Young/ Soul Asylum/Paul Westerberg sandwich.
The EP is at its best when the instrumentation is allowed to get a little lush.  The moments of Pink Floyd harmonies in the bridge of “There’s a Light” provide a satisfying lift above the song’s otherwise standard folkness.  “Hate” and “Ole’” both feature playful, almost spastic at times, arrangements.  The straightforward and earnest “Universe Light Years” is a pleasant little piano song to round out the EP.
Lyrically, the songs certainly take you to the deep side of the sink.  Erik Voeks is not afraid to confront grand and intangible issues.  From estoteric ponderings on time and logic (from “Universe Light Years” - “Infinity can fill you full of phobias and fears /So I understand if you need a god /I understand if you need a drink.”) to the age-old realizing you may have grown into a person you didn’t want to be (From “There’s a Light” - “Do you recognize the face of the asshole /That you swore you'd never be? /Now it's everything you see /when you look into the mirror. /Are you whole? Or was that your goal?”), Voeks challenges the listener to endure self-reflection.  These are the words of thinking-man’s music.

Personally, I think he says it best in the line that produces the EP title.  From Ole’ – “You're gonna die right there /in your easy chair /But you'll be safe from change /Did you know that you were born free range?”  

Voeks is currently celebrating the vinyl release of the Free Range EP with three shows in Spain this week. The album is being released on Spring Records.


--Zach Hodson

Zach Hodson is a monster. He once stole a grilled cheese sandwich from a 4-year-old girl at her birthday party. He will only juggle if you pay him. I hear he punched Slimer right in his fat, green face. He knows the secrets to free energy, but refuses to release them until "Saved by the Bell: Fortysomethings" begins production.

He is also in Dolls on Fire and Drew Black & Dirty Electric, as well as contributing to various other Kansas City-based music, comedy, and art projects.

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