10 bedroom poppers for the boppers. Blazed up in Los Angeles. Eastside and downtown, yeah.
Originally conceived in an apartment in Portland in 2010, Free Weed released over 20 cassettes and 2 LPs of experimental bedroom pop over the span of 5 years, culminating in the 2015 release ‘Introducing’ on the Bad Diet label. During that time he moved to eastside LA, opened a recording studio, opened and operated a store, traveled the world, closed the store and the studio, then moved to Downtown LA. But now, after 4 years of intermittent EPs, experimental singles, spoken word cassettes, loop tapes, and covers albums, the one and only Free Weed returns with ‘Returns’ – the newest and truest album of actual proper pop songs by Rikky Gage of the bands White Fang, The Memories, and The Stoners; and president of the fabled Gnar Tapes label. 10 new tracks of bedroom pop from an OG. Recorded in Los Angeles from 2016-2018 in bedrooms, an office, and a warehouse.
A dose of positive messages and lighthearted laughter.
Meant as both a teaser for a year full of new Free Weed music and as a soft statement of intent by the sweetman himself. Funky, fun, and full of love.
Dedicated to the memory of Zach Stephenson.
released April 1, 2019
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