Do It for Free

Do It for Free

by The Constellations


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The sophomore effort from the Constellations, 2012's Do It for Free features more of the Atlanta band's eclectic blues and funk-inflected rock. Once again showcasing the soulful slacker vocals of Elijah Jones, the Constellations have crafted a playful, swaggering album that, while perhaps not as outright crazy fun as 2009's Southern Gothic, still draws enough inspiration from the seedy culture and colorful characters of Atlanta's nightlife to make for a boozy, danceable listen. Most of the cuts here are organic-sounding, '70s-influenced funk numbers that bring to mind a mix of the weed-soaked stream-of-consciousness indie rock-rap of Beck with the hippie boogie rock and blues of the Black Crowes. Produced by keyboardist Andy Rose, the tracks on Do It for Free also include a heavy dose of Rose's fuzzy, sopping-with-soul Rhodes and Wurlitzer organ parts that help fill out the band's generally deep soul approach. Where last time we got the campy stripper anthem "Felicia," this time around we get the hooker anthem "April" and the satirical post-Occupy Movement sexual politics of "Afterparty." Elsewhere, we get the melodic synth-infused sunshine pop meets hip-hop number "All My Great Escapes," the roiling go-go dance number "Do It for Free," and the bluesy boogaloo cut "The Breeze." It's also appealing to hear the Constellations slow down somewhat on a few ballads like the poignant and cinematic breakup number "Side by Side" and the menacing Dr. John and Tom Waits-sounding "Let's Get Paid."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Label: 429 Records
UPC: 0795041789327
catalogNumber: 17893

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Constellations   Primary Artist
Andy Rose   Organ,Synthesizer,Dobro,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Glockenspiel,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Melodica,fender rhodes,Lap Steel Guitar,Wurlitzer,Toy Piano
Joe Gransden   Horn
James Gordon   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ethan Phillips   Bass
Maiya Sykes   Background Vocals
Will Scruggs   Horn
Honey Larochelle   Background Vocals
Sigurdur Birkis   Drums
Wes Hoffman   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Trevor Birdsong   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Shabnam Bashiri   Background Vocals
Jason Nackers   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Background Vocals
Elijah Jones   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Shane Human   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ben H. Allen   Drums

Technical Credits

Andy Rose   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Karl Heilbron   Engineer
Paul Sheehy   Engineer
Elijah Jones   Composer
Ben H. Allen   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation

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