by Bill Pearis

Absolutely Free

Absolutely Free's debut album is out next week via Lefse and you can stream the whole thing (via Stereogum) below. (Preorder it, too.) In a year that has already given us terrific krautrock-influenced albums by Klaus Johann Grobe and The Soundcarriers, this one completes the hat-trick, offering up groovy rhythms, crystalline production and inventive arrangements while not forgetting about melody. As I said before, if you miss Caribou's Andorra days, you should definitely check it out. It's a great album.

As mentioned, the band, which grew out of DD/MM/YYYY, will be on the road with Alvvays for the the rest of 2014, including NYC at Rough Trade on November 8. Tickets for that show are still available. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details below.

All tour dates are listed, plus the album stream and contest details, below...

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Absolutely Free - 2014 Tour Dates
Oct 09th Kingston ON Isabel Bader Centre w. Wooden Sky
Oct 10th London ON Call the Office w. Wooden Sky
Oct 11th Hamilton ON Dundas Montessori w. Wooden Sky
Oct 16th Guelph ON District w. Wooden Sky
Oct 17th Toronto ON Lee's Palace w. Wooden Sky
Oct 18th Toronto ON Lee's Palace w. Wooden Sky
Nov 01st Waterloo ON Chainsaw w. DIY Day (early show)
Nov 08th Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade w. Alvvays
Nov 10th Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle w. Alvvays
Nov 11th Washington, DC DC9 w. Alvvays
Nov 12th Richmond, VA Strange Matter w. Alvvays
Nov 13th Durham, NC Pinhook w. Alvvays
Nov 14th Charlotte, NC Neighborhood w. Alvvays
Nov 15th Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn w. Alvvays
Nov 16th Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree w. Alvvays
Nov 18th New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa w. Alvvays
Nov 19th Dallas, TX City Tavern w. Alvvays
Nov 20th San Antonio, TX 502 Bar w. Alvvays
Nov 21st Austin, TX Red 7 w. Alvvays
Nov 23rd Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar w. Alvvays
Nov 24th Las Vegas, NV Bunkhouse Saloon w. Alvvays
Nov 25th San Diego, CA Soda Bar w. Alvvays
Nov 28th Los Angeles, CA Echo w. Alvvays
Nov 29th San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop w. Alvvays
Dec 01st Portland, OR Doug Fir w. Alvvays
Dec 02nd Seattle, WA Barboza w. Alvvays
Dec 03rd Vancouver, BC The Biltmore w. Alvvays
Dec 05th Edmonton, AB The Starlite w. Alvvays
Dec 06th Calgary, AB The Gateway w. Alvvays

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For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see ABSOLUTELY FREE AT ROUGH TRADE: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "ABSOLUTELY FREE" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "ABSOLUTELY FREE". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!
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