Check Out Two Live Sessions, New Christmas Single from Free Throw


Breakout Nashville emo act Free Throw recently returned from a U.S. tour, and, while they were out, managed to tape a few live sessions. The first, a full band performance of “Tongue Tied,” was recorded at Voodoo Studios in Butte, Montana. The second, a more informal acoustic take on older tune “Lvl 2 Pidgey in a Masterball,” was captured at The Fire in Philadelphia. Additionally, the group premiered a cover of famed Christmas tune “Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer” this week as part of a 7″ split with Oso Oso, proceeds of which will go to benefit Toys for Tots (order your copy here). You can listen/watch all of these releases below, and, if you don’t know Free Throw, check out what we had to say about the band when we brought you a stream of their excellent debut full-length, Those Days Are Gone, earlier this fall:

“Nashville’s Free Throw are ’emo revival’ done right. Since first discovering them amidst Music City’s surprisingly strong and unsurprisingly communal underground punk scene, the group have remained a standout on our radar for their pure, unabashed love for ’90s emo, underground indie rock, and old school pop punk, juxtaposing raw, earnest vocals and emotional lyrics with noodle-y, melodic, and driving arrangements. And, while their recent EP, Lavender Town, impressed us, it’s the local boys’ full-length debut, Those Days Are Gone, which has us in awe of their range and emotional strength. Though they exist just beneath the “hip” bubble of broader Nashville press and recognition, Free Throw are quickly becoming an undeniable force in the local scene, right under our noses, and, if that ’emo’ tag is what turns you off from a whole viable and refreshing side of local rock, it might just be time to revisit; Free Throw wave that label with earned dignity, and, in doing so, are well on their way to putting Nashville on the map as place where the emo revival matters most.”

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