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Freedom Fry

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFM

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Duo Alternative Pop

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Nov
13
Freedom Fry @ The Hotel Cafe

LOS ANGELES, California, United States

LOS ANGELES, California, United States

Oct
10
Freedom Fry @ Taste of South Lake

Pasadena, California, United States

Pasadena, California, United States

Sep
26
Freedom Fry @ House of Blues

Anaheim, California, United States

Anaheim, California, United States

Sep
17
Freedom Fry @ Headliners Music Hall

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Sep
16
Freedom Fry @ Smith's Olde Bar

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Sep
15
Freedom Fry @ The High Watt

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Sep
12
Freedom Fry @ James L. Knight International Center

Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Sep
11
Freedom Fry @ Jammin Java

Vienna, Virginia, United States

Vienna, Virginia, United States

Sep
10
Freedom Fry @ Milkboy Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Sep
09
Freedom Fry @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Sep
08
Freedom Fry @ Brighton Music Hall

Allston, Massachusetts, United States

Allston, Massachusetts, United States

Aug
28
Freedom Fry @ ALT987 Penthouse

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Jul
23
Freedom Fry @ Mrs. Fish

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Jul
10
Freedom Fry @ Koko

Camden Town, England, United Kingdom

Camden Town, England, United Kingdom

Jul
09
Freedom Fry @ NUBA - Paris

Paris, California, United States

Paris, California, United States

May
30
Freedom Fry @ The Loft at UCSD

La Jolla, California, United States

La Jolla, California, United States

May
26
Freedom Fry @ The Echo

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

May
19
Freedom Fry @ The Echo

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

May
12
Freedom Fry @ The Echo

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

May
05
Freedom Fry @ The Echo

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

May
01
Freedom Fry @ Rickshaw Stop

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

Apr
16
Freedom Fry @ Fingerprints Cd's

Long Beach, California, United States

Long Beach, California, United States

Apr
16
Freedom Fry @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Apr
10
Freedom Fry @ Fox Theater

Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, California, United States

Apr
09
Freedom Fry @ Fox Theater

Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, California, United States

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"Bands We Love: Get To Know Freedom Fry, and Watch The Premier of Their Video, “21”!"

We love Freedom Fry, and you should too. Watch the premier of their video, “21”, and get to know the band a little better through this exclusive interview!

Freedom Fry has been in our sights for a hot minute now. Flashback to SXSW…we attempted to partner up with the French/American duo, but time was not on our side. Try, try again, right? I’m excited to have been presented another opportunity to work with the band and, this time around, we’re premiering their brand new video, “21”, exclusively on BLDG25! The song captures that sweet, golden year of being 21. Making mistakes, being an “adult”, that feeling of freedom…there’s no other year quite like it. The video shows a peek at what tour life for Freedom Fry is all about. It’s fast paced and full of that California dreamin’ lifestyle. Interested? Take a watch below, and get to know Marie and Bruce, the now-married couple that is Freedom Fry!

So… “Freedom Fry”. What does it mean? How did you guys come up with the name?

Marie: I’m French. Born and raised in Paris. Bruce is American, from Michigan. When we started looking for an identity for the band we wanted something that summed up that duality. ‘Freedom Fries’ were what some really pissed-off Americans were calling French fries…when the French didn’t want to fight with the US in the Iraq war. It was like a middle finger towards having anything to do with the French. We always thought that was amusing. We tend to not take anything besides our music too seriously, so it seemed to fit the vibe we were going for.

Where did your journey begin?

Marie: We met in LA on a music video set for another band Bruce plays in, when I used to be a stylist. He flew in from NY, and we hit it off that day. We were joking around and playing cover songs with each other. A few weeks later we started dating and writing songs together.

Has it been everything you expected, or just the opposite?

Marie: Even though I’ve been singing my whole life, this is my first band and I had no idea what it was really going to be like. I initially thought that you just write the best songs you possibly can and if they’re good, you get discovered. There’s so much more to it than that. We’ve had to learn how to do everything, from designing our own artwork to directing our own videos. The thrill of performing is just about the best thing ever, though. When you’re finally in front of a crowd that knows the words to your songs and sings along? That is the feeling that exceeded all my expectations. That is the point of no return.

Can you tell us what “21” is about?

Bruce: No birthday is more meaningful than “21.” That’s the age where you can finally do all the ‘adult’ things you’ve been repressed from doing your whole life. It’s when you feel you’ve arrived and you’re free to do as you please.

Marie: I was 21 when I came to the United Stated to study and I keep great memories of that time of my life. The idea, though, is to keep that energy your whole life and always live like you have your life ahead of you and many dreams and goals to look forward to.

What inspired the video?

Marie: Our love for touring, playing our songs for people, and getting to see the world. This video is our way of letting people in on that amazing rush.

Bruce: It was filmed this past spring throughout our west coast tour by several friends who have a film collective, Vices of Reason.

What’s your favorite part about being on tour?

Marie: There is no routine. Each day is a surprise. It’s so much stimulation. Yeah, you’re sleep-deprived and a lot of times you’re not comfortable… but you really feel alive. It’s magical when something you’ve so intimately created gets to be shared with so many people.

Bruce: You’re getting to do what you love and getting to hang out with the people you love in a really full-on way. Music is the most powerful when it’s coming from the stage and, as a performer, it’s rewarding to see the immediate response of the crowd. You don’t get that in the studio.

What’s been the most rewarding show you’ve played so far?

Marie: We played two nights at the Fox Theater in Oakland, opening for Stromae. The crowd was freaking out, dancing and singing along with our lyrics. We really felt like we stepped up at those shows.

Can you guys each tell us a fun fact about yourselves that most people might not know?

Marie: Back in my styling days, I worked with Sharon Stone and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Bruce: People may not know that we’re also married. It’s great getting to do what we love together. It makes it easier to be on the road.

What’s next for Freedom Fry?

Marie: We’re heading out on the road for the Communion Residency tour next month. We’ll be playing in Boston, New York, Philly, Washington DC, Nashville, Atlanta and Louisville. We’re also playing another show with Stromae in Miami on the 12th of September. We toured with him this past spring – he and his crew are the best.

What does being ‘Free’ mean to you??

Marie: It means doing your own thing and believing and trusting in your instincts. It can be more challenging, but it’s way more rewarding than any other path. - Free People


"Freedom Fry Drops New Video for '21'"

Los Angeles-based indie-pop band Freedom Fry recently released a video for new single “21” that utilized a lot of live footage of the band performing the track during a West Coast tour in the spring of 2015.

And for that matter, the song itself features audio from several of those live audiences, as Freedom Fry included recorded audio of hand claps, crowd vocals and yells from fans during a month-long residency at the Echo in Los Angeles.

Watch the Marie Seyrat- and Bruce Driscoll-led group in action below and click here for more Freedom Fry information. - Fender


"Listen To This: Stand Up!"

Taylor Swift has 22, one of our favorite songs of hers, and Freedom Fry has 21. And the two could not be any more different! Ha

We love us some Freedom Fry!

The guy/girl duo's song is full of vim and vigor and so pop and happy - but also super cool!

It reminds us a bit of a Miike Snow song as covered by Foster The People!

Check it out above!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Freedom Fry! - Perez Hilton


"Photos: Freedom Fry (With Mayer Hawthorne)"

There were so many storylines on Monday night at the Echo for the second week of the dual residency shared by Freedom Fry and The Moth & the Flame. Foremost, there was the winning set from the husband-and-wife indie-pop duo Freedom Fry — Bruce Driscoll and Marie Seyrat — expanded to a full band to ratchet up all that is exuberant. They promised a special guest and delivered: Mayer Hawthorne joined them onstage for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Man in Me.” Earlier, the Moth & the Flame referenced the dust-up over their new video for “Young & Unafraid.” To review: A U.K. skateboarding magazine hijacked the video Sunday and edited out the band’s credits, posted it with incorrect info on their website and enjoyed a multitude of spins before the band, backed by an army of Reddit users, fought back via social media. To add insult, the Moth & the Flame had to defend themselves from sniping that the whole episode was staged. “Rest assured,” frontman Brandon Robbins, “it was not a publicity stunt.” Anyway, that single still sounds great; it was bookended in their set by “Sorry” and “Wishing Well” and overall sounded almost muscular enough to turn the upside-down neon ampersand onstage upright. And the night started with some pyrotechnics from indie-metal kids Irontom, who, from the spazz-tastic antics of guitarist Zach Irons and singer Harry Hayes, look all ready for their forthcoming tour supporting AWOLNATION. - Buzzbands.la


"Freedom Fry Shook Up the ALT Penthouse"

The French/American duo, whose stage name Freedom Fry is a satire on US & French relations during the Iraq war, have been self-producing and releasing music since 2011 when they first met on the set of a music video.

The now married twosome of Parisian Marie Seyrat and Michigan-native Bruce Driscoll, self-create everything in the Freedom Fry universe from their album art to their cinematic videos and stage clothing.

Here's a full recap of their killer performance at the ALT Penthouse at Watermarke Tower: - ALT987fm


"Freedom Fry release "21" (Premiere)"

How often do audience members of a live performance have a chance to make the final cut of a song? Cue up-and-coming duo Freedom Fry, who recorded their audience during a residency at The Echo in Los Angeles, pulling group vocals and claps into the final cut of “21”.
As a French/American duo whose name plays off of the US and French relations during the Iraq war, 2015 has found Freedom Fry on a steep incline in popularity with the well-received release of their song “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)” and being named to Spotify’s list of ‘100 Emerging Artists From SXSW’. Having released music with one another since 2011, Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll have grown as a group and also together in the time since, marrying both their sound and each other. Their unison is front and center in their fun-loving song “21”.
Keeping to an almost surf-rock meets new age synth pop sound, “21” maintains a spirited momentum throughout. Fueled by the exchanging of vocals between Marie and Bruce, “21” can add positivity to any day. Freedom Fry had this to say of the song, “’21’ is about feeling high on all the possibilities of a life that lies ahead. It’s about celebrating the time we’re alive.” - Earmilk


"Crowdsourced Discovery: 100 Emerging Artists from SXSW 2015"

South by Southwest began as a small music festival with only 700 registrants, where A&R reps from the labels scouted bands with the intent of discovering, and then signing, the cream of the crop.

Austin’s homegrown festival has since grown into a huge, multi-pronged event: Music, Film, and Interactive, plus offshoots like SXSWedu, SXSports, and SXSW Eco attract different groups of people from all over the place.

For many, it’s still all about the music — arguably more than ever, because in the early days, SXSW was attended by people who see music for a living. Artists can still make their mark in Austin by getting “discovered,” but only if they attract enough buzz from the fans who now comprise the majority of SXSW attendees.

Let’s discover some SXSW artists right now, before the event gets underway, by polling music fans to find out which artists playing SXSW are receiving a disproportionate amount of buzz from the global music community. Based on the artists people everywhere are reading about, sharing, and listening to, Spotify includes a discovery score for each artist. This reflects how much attention a particular artist is getting from music fans, relative to the artist’s familiarity among the general public. If lots of people around the world are discovering an artist (or are about to discover them), that artist gets a higher discovery score. So, it’s a measure of disproportionate attention — a sign that music fans are really starting to get behind a particular artist.

The following 100 SXSW showcase artists are receiving the most disproportionate attention from music fans around the world right now (playlist below). Italicized artists happen to be playing Spotify House:

Years & Years
Christine and the Queens
Dej Loaf
Macaco
O.T. Genasis
TY DOLLA $IGN
James Bay
Marlon Roudette
Dotan
Fritz Kalkbrenner
Jack Garratt
Aero Chord
Bleachers
Seinabo Sey
Priory
Klangkarussell
July Talk
Kaleo
Tove Lo
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Viet Cong
Clean Bandit
Jeremy Loops
Family of the Year
Nihils
Milky Chance
Rae Sremmurd
Young Rising Sons
Ibeyi
AWOLNATION
Walking On Cars
Yumi Zouma
Cazzette
Circa Waves
Snootie Wild
Meg Mac
Mystery Skulls
Tove Styrke
LANY
Laura Welsh
Cheerleader
Joey Bada$$
Tkay Maidza
Gengahr
Odesza
Big Data
Elliphant
Jess Glynne
Johnny Stimson
Mallory Knox
Run the Jewels
Natalie Prass
Mansionair
Marina and The Diamonds
The Knocks
Songhoy Blues
Brenmar
Beginners
Fetty Wap
Greg Holden
Ivy Levan
Whitehorse
George Maple
Amason
Misterwives
Elle King
Freedom Fry
Von Hertzen Brothers
Andy Shauf
Razihel
Kevin Gates
Matthew E. White
Black Rivers
X Ambassadors
Griz
Epik High
Marian Hill
Makthaverskan
Austin Basham
Public Service Broadcasting
Thylacine
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Stromae
Uz
Night Terrors of 1927
Jaill
The War On Drugs
Mike Will Made It
Noveller
Girlpool
Haywyre
Rangleklods
Laleh
Caloncho
Flag Ship
Courtney Barnett
KAYTRANADA
Summer Heart
Fort Romeau
Night Riots
The above list focuses on individual artists. Here’s another version, in playlist form, based on songs by Spotify discovery score: - Spotify


"Introducing July's Artist In Residence: Freedom Fry"

We're excited to announce that Freedom Fry are the Artist In Residence for July!

All month long we'll have more from updates from Freedom Fry! Stay tuned!

What’s in a name? Freedom Fry is the tongue-in-cheek alter ego that French songstress, Marie Seyrat, and Michigan-born musical chameleon, Bruce Driscoll, go by. The duo, who were recently married, met and are based in Los Angeles where their desert warm, beachy, bittersweet, lo-fi/hi-fi, retro pop sound is right at home.

Since their last release they built their own home studio and have written and recorded an album’s worth of new music which they intend to release track by track over Summer and Fall 2014. The first offering, an ode to LA, called “Home” is just a taste of what’s to come.

See Freedom Fry at the #ALTimate4th of July Block Party with Phantogram, Semi Precious Weapons, Echosmith, Wild Cub, Brick + Mortar at Grand Park! It's free!

Read more: http://www.alt987fm.com/onair/artist-in-residence-52463/introducing-julys-artist-in-residence-freedom-fry-12522133/#ixzz36tcuXDBH - ALT 98.7 FM


"Discovering The Undiscovered: Freedom Fry"

Today, it's time to get fully acquainted with Freedom Fry: the latest addition to our ongoing "Discover The Undiscovered" series. This LA-based indie duo is comprised of Parisian born, Marie Seyrat, and Michigan native, Bruce Driscoll (Blondfire).

Freedom Fry is a project with origins in New York, where Seyrat and Driscoll created their aptly titled Let The Games Begin EP (2011).

Since then, the two made the trek west, creating two more EPs: Outlaws (2012) and Friends And Enemies, the latter of which was released digitally in the US on April 2 this year. The EP will be available in the UK come July 29.

Below, Friends And Enemies' bouncy and delightful title track is streaming. Feel free to listen to this song on repeat, as you read our Q&A with the dreamy French/American two-piece.

If you're in southern California this week, catch Freedom Fry on tour!

FILTER: Who are your main influences?

Marie Seyrat: We have a lot of influences between the two of us, but the ones that seem to surface when we make music together are Serge Gainsbourg, surf rock of the '60s—The Ventures and The Surfaris, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and sometimes even Beach House. We love the way they channel that haunting Julee Cruise meets Angelo Badalamenti vibe.

Bruce Driscoll: Also, anything with generous amounts of reverb.

FILTER: How did you meet?

Driscoll: Marie was originally a stylist. She moved from Paris to LA with her sister. I came out to LA to shoot a music video for another band I'm in called Blondfire and she styled me for the video. She was pinning feathers to my black v-neck and we started talking and immediately hit it off both musically and as people. We ended up getting together to write and record for fun shortly after that. We loved the result of what we came up with so we just kept making music.

FILTER: What is your biggest achievement as a band to date?

Seyrat: Our latest EP, Friends and Enemies, was featured as a "New and Noteworthy" release on the front page of iTunes alternative which was so cool for us because we're always shopping there, so it felt like a big deal to see our cover amongst so many other cool bands.

Driscoll: I'd probably say that, and also doing everything that we've been able to do so far even though we're completely DIY.

FILTER: Where did the band name originate?

Driscoll: Freedom fries were what the rednecks were calling French fries when the French refused to fight with the U.S. in the Iraq war. Kind of a silly chapter in our history, but it really seemed to fit the fact that I'm American and Marie is Parisian. It seemed fitting that a term that was conjured up to divide the French and American people ended up representing this fun and strong union we have between us.

FILTER: Favorite bands?

Driscoll: The Smiths, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ELO, Jeff Buckley, The Ventures, Led Zeppelin, Phoenix, The Beatles and Oasis. Does John Williams count as a band?

Seyrat: Sia, Beach House, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Air and Zero 7.

FILTER: Plans to Tour?

We're doing a mini-California tour at the beginning of June with a great band called South of France. We just finished playing some shows in Europe and also hope to make it back there before the year is out.

FILTER: Plans for next release?

We're promoting our new Friends And Enemies EP right now which is currently out in the U.S. It's getting released in the UK on July 29 which we're really excited for as well.
Freedom Fry summer tour dates:

June

04 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar/Theater ^
06 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar ^
09 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho ^
- Filter Magazine


"iTunes - New and Noteworthy"

Front page of Alternative feature on iTunes. - iTunes


"New Music Tuesday: April. 2, 2013"

Feature: Friends And Enemies EP - Tunecore


"The Sonos Music Experience - Sonos Studio @SXSW"

Sonos brings the Sonos Studio experience to Austin for SXSW. Watch what happens when musicians and music lovers get together to listen, play and create.

Song: “Friends and Enemies” as written by Bruce Driscoll and Marie Seyrat, and performed by Freedom Fry - Sonos


"Now Stream This"

Freedom Fry, “With the New Crowd” — Bruce Driscoll (the brother half of sibling duo Blondire) and his Parisian girlffiend Marie Seyrat have made another EP since we fell for their first one, “Outlaws.” “Friends and Enemies,” out Tuesday, offers another dose of their engaging boy/girl pop. Stream it all here. Next: April 24 at the Echo. - Buzzbands.LA


"Premiere: Freedom Fry - "With The New Crowd"

We’re psyched to premiere this little gem from the brilliantly named Paris-Michigan duo Freedom Fry, who are gearing up to release their third EP Friends and Enemies with this lead-in single, “With the New Crowd.” It’s a pretty, sun-blinded track, with a wandering bassline and simple drum thump grounding sweet guitar and ukelele licks and tightly interwoven vocals from Bruce Driscoll and Marie Seyrat, that’ll make you even more anxious for warm, sunny weather than you probably already are. The EP’s out April 2. - Pretty Much Amazing


"Interview with Indie-Pop duo Freedom Fry"

Fresh on the indie-pop scene, Freedom Fry, the duo of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll, captivates audiences with their pulsing beats, catchy instrumentals and Marie’s soft, breathy French-accented voice. From their room in Paris, they talked to Noisetrend about their influences, inspirations, and celebrity run-ins towards the end of their European tour. Often completing each other’s sentences and speaking in unison, the artsy band that had their first EP packaged into the shape of a French fry box has developed a unique bond that triggers a smile whenever you listen to them. To say they were fated to write music together would be an understatement. Their recognizable musical chemistry helps them create sounds that are both meaningful and fun to listen to.

How did you guys come up with your band name and what does it represent?

Bruce: We just thought it was a little bit funny I guess. Freedom fry was the nickname that the rednecks were giving to french fries when the French didn’t want to participate in the Iraq war. So they were like “Yeah, Fuck the French, we’ll call them freedom fries now!” so we just thought that was funny because it was a French and American working together and it kind of went against what the original meaning of it was.

How would you describe your music?

Marie: It’s a mix between different genres. Him and I grew up in very different cities. I grew up in Paris, he grew up in Michigan and New York, so our styles are a little different, but I would say that our genre is indie pop.
Bruce: Indie pop guy and girl vocals. We mostly sing always the same thing at the exact time, which I think most bands don’t do. Usually there’s either one singer or there’s two singers and they harmonize, and sing at different times, but we’re always singing the same parts.

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced when trying to put your music out there?
Bruce: Getting people to listen to you, I guess mainly, but with the internet it’s been great. We do our own artwork, we do our own videos and maintain all our own social networks, so we keep our sites pretty busy.

Marie: I think the challenge for now is to build a larger fan base.

Bruce: That’s the reason why we came here to Europe too because we wanted to expand our web and have more people hear us. So far, our band is about two years old now and we’ve mostly only played in Los Angeles.

What methods do you use to stand out among other artists on the internet?
Bruce: Doing everything ourselves and trying to maintain as much creative control as we can of each element.

Marie: We do our own videos, we direct, we create all the artwork

Bruce: To stand out, we really do whatever genre appeals to us at the moment. Lately, we were inspired by more disco type baselines, so our new E.P. that’s coming out on April 2nd is more bass driven. I don’t think we listen too much to new music. We mostly listen to older music and we’re inspired by that and then try to infuse some of that into what we do.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your music?

Bruce: A lot of 60’s stuff, French stuff, like Serge Gainsbourg.

Marie: I like 70’s, he likes 80’s so we try to combine our different tastes

Bruce: I’m into more like the Manchester British stuff from the 80’s like the Smiths and stuff like that. She definitely likes more organic, almost folk-y sounds like Creedence Clearwater Revival. When you mix all our influences together, I don’t know how it works, but somehow it does.

What are the main themes or topics throughout most of your songs?

Bruce: Usually, it’s what we go through. We had an EP called outlaws and it was about us visiting the grave of Billy the Kid and we were wanted to do something like Wild West and kind of Folk-y and dark, so we did that.

Marie: Our next EP, friends and enemies is about the relationships we go through; it’s more on a personal level. It’s about personal interactions with people and things like that.

What specifically about the Wild West intrigued you and influenced “Outlaws”?

Bruce: There’s something so romantic about it, the fact that all these criminals are now like these weird heroes and there’s a duality to that. If they were in our time, they would maybe be hated, you know if Billy the Kid was out today shooting people and robbing people, everyone would hate him.

Marie: There’s something sexy about it, it’s pretty wild.

Bruce: It’s so far gone from us that we can’t really connect with it in any other way but to tell the legends, so we felt like that was something cool to explore.

How would you describe your song-writing process?

Bruce: Usually, we’ll get a title first, like we’ll have word combination come to either one of us, so then we’ll sit down and make a drum beat.

Marie: Sometimes it works right away; sometimes it takes a long time

Bruce: Lately, we’ve been just starting with a bass and a drum beat and we’ll just make weird noises with our mouth on top of - Noisetrend.com


"Freedom Fry - 'Friends And Enemies' [Track of the Day]"

A French girl, Marie Seyrat and an American boy, Bruce Driscoll make up the LA-based duo, Freedom Fry. With a band name using a play on words, this duo is serious about creatively showcasing their music project beyond what you hear.

After releasing a western-influenced EP, Outlaws, Freedom Fry aim to give their fans a fresh set of tracks on their latest EP, Friends And Enemies, which is set to be digitally released on April 2nd. The first single of the same name proves to be a winner of minimal, simplistic pleasure. - The 405


"Freedom Fry - Friends and Enemies"

Freedom Fry has been carefully crafting its sound over the course of a handful of releases and singles, whether that be the pleasant Let The Games Begin EP or the wild-west themed Outlaws EP, which was inspired by a visit to the grave of Billy the Kid. Tacking on the pop-organed “Earthquake” or the surf-rock anthem “Summer In The City” to their catalog only further proved that the Paris-NY duo were capable of utilizing diverse genres in a creative way.

Now, with their upcoming Friends And Enemies EP, Freedom Fry have blended that creative streak with airtight songwriting to produce a very solid three-track collection. The highlight is the EP’s eponymous single, which borrows a bass line from Spoon, a guitar riff from Interpol and a disco drumbeat as background for a sugary sweet vocal melody. Stream it below.

Freedom Fry will be releasing the Friends and Enemies EP digitally on April 2nd. - All Things Go


"Exclusive: Freedom Fry “Jesse James”"

When Los Angeles male/female duo, Freedom Fry had a new video to debut, they turned to Surviving the Golden Age. We are proud to present you with “Jesse James,” directed by Mark Maggiori and Petecia LeFawnhawk and edited by Freedom Fry themselves. Shot on location in Chloride, AZ, the video follows a half naked woman on her quest for revenge. Get ready for some murder and some pokies! - Surviving The Golden Age


"Video Premiere: Freedom Fry - Summer in the City"

Freedom Fry you may remember are the American/French duo with a penchant for wild west Outlaws. They have left the wild west behind and taken to the sunny shores of SoCal they call home to reminds us that there is always sun to be found, if you refuse to become stuck and are willing to look for it. “No more raining on this lonely town/Summer comes around when you really want it/Immortalized, young forever now/There’s more to life than running in the circles you become.” - Kick Kick Snare


"Music Discovery: Freedom Fry"

I do love a band that thinks outside the box! that being said there is a fine line to cross with those that dare to play left of field not always coming up with the goods, in bringing together eclectic, quirky and experimental elements in a tasteful and pleasurably listenable format also. So often it falls short of the mark.

Oh joy we have found one hitting it spot on! Providing are Freedom Fry – French songbird Marie Seyrat and New Yorker Bruce Driscoll (whose fast becoming my most favourite hottest new name in indie pop, being that he also forms half of Blondfire which he partners with his sister Erica – which I have previously raved about!)

The pairing of Freedom Fry offer a quaint organic dreamy experience that harnesses in Marie’s alluring dulcet Parisian vocal earthiness and Bruce’s on point creative, creative quirky instrumentation. Combined – the product is positively exquisite.

Fall fascinated along with us, into the surreal Dali stylish video to “Earthquake”, freshly released from the duo’s debut EP “Let The Games Begin” - EQ Music Blog


"Issue 100 Anniversary Playlist"

8 ans de Glamour, 100 numéros... Il fallait fêter ça en musique ! Retrouvez dans cette playlist anniversaire les artistes dont on parle dans notre numéro 100 (Air, Emilie Simon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Izia...), qui nous ont inspirés au cours des mois précédents (Lana del Rey, Woodkid, Severin...) ou qui apparaissent dans nos vidéos hommage au Glamour (M83, Singtank, Freedom Fry...). - Glamour Magazine (France)


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On avait déjà flashé sur ce groupe pour la bande-son de nos vidéos du numéro 100... Voici le nouveau clip du groupe franco-américain Freedom Fry ! On sent l'été. - Glamour Magazine (France)


"The Freedom of an Earthquake"

Freedom Fry have released the official video for their lovely new single, "Earthquake", which you can view in the replies. You can also now purchase the track on iTunes. - Absolute Punk


"Os Dias De Verão Do Freedom Fry Em “Summer in the City”"

Depois do videoclipe de “Earthquakes”, o indie pop encantador do duo meio francês e meio norte-americano do Freedom Fry pega a estrada rumo à Malibu para encontrar pessoas excêntricas e divulgar o single “Summer in the City”.

O grupo segue trabalhando no seu disco de estreia, ainda sem data de lançamento oficial. - MTV Brasil's Teco Apple Blog


"Music Video: Freedom Fry"

In case this is your introduction to Freedom Fry,
here’s all you need to know:

1 French Girl + 1 American Dude =
Really catchy music, complete with perfect melodies and clever lyrics.

Check out the duo’s brand new video, “Summer In The City,”
which features kissing while wearing massive candy lips. - Nylon Magazine Blog


"What You Need Wednesdays: Freedom Fry - Jesse James"

WYNW's continues the trend of awesome band names; this week's comes from Freedom Fry, a (wait for it) French/American girl/boy duo, named after the infamous 2003 debacle.


The band consists of the Parisian ex-pat Marie Seyrat and NYC-local Bruce Driscoll, and together they offer a blend of catchy, straightforward indie pop backed by some solid arrangements of ukes, harpsichords, and nice warm reverby guitars.

The two released a video for their single "Earthquake" on Valentines Day. Anchored by a steady beat and a Casio keyboard, it's fairly reminiscent of Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone (who unfortunately, did not Americanize their name to "Catch U Later, Simone" after the Freedom Fries incident). This song is inevitably destined for an iTunes commercial, as it's a.) catchy as hell, b.) has that one part that everyone looks forward to singing/whistling/snapping to, etc. The "that one part" in this song is the "shka-shka-shake-shake" line in the chorus, and you can berate me in the comments section in a few days when it's still stuck in your head.

The duo has another EP due out next month entitled Outlaws. We've got an exclusive track from that release called "Jesse James." Backed by an acoustic guitar and fuzzy drum machine, this one feels almost like a Beach House/Black Moth Super Rainbow collaboration. Awesome. - Viva Radio Blog - American Apparel


"Morceaux Choisis (Picks of the Week)/Freedom Fry - Earthquake"

Freedom Fry - Earthquake For Download

The French & American group Freedom Fry won't leave you feeling fried.

Freedom Fry. To have such a name is obviously linked to France… and the USA. And that's the case with Parisian Marie Seyrat and New Yorker Bruce Driscoll, who transformed the anti-French slogan of rednecks during the Iraq war. Based in L.A., the duo made a name for themselves with their first EP, Let the Games Begin, made up of 5 self-produced songs. Their new single Earthquake confirms the elegance : minimalistic pop, with a rich sound, varied, quirky (ukulele, harpsichord, dulcimer & autoharp). In the music video the couple looks at each other intensely while seismical cracks appear across their bodies to separate them further. It's as catchy as those little songs you keep singing when you fall in love. And furiously californian. Yann Perreau

www.freedomfrymusic.com

Original French Article:

Freedom Fry - Earthquake en téléchargement

La pop franco-américaine des Freedom Fry donne la frite.

Freedom Fry. Pour avoir un nom pareil, il faut forcément être lié à la France... et aux USA. C'est le cas de la Parisienne Marie Seyrat et ud New-Yorkais Bruce Driscoll, qui ont détourné le slogan antifrançais des rednecks pendant la guerre d'Irak. Basé à L.A., le duo s'est fait remarquer avec un premier album, Let The Games Begin, cinq titres autoproduits. Le nouveau single Earthquake confirme l'élégance : une pop minmaliste, un son riche, varié, étrange (ukulélé, clavecin, dulcimer & autoharpe). Dans le clip, le couple se regarde intensément tandis que des failles sismiques apparaissent sur leurs corps, comme pour mieux les séparer. Aussi entêtant que ces ritournelles qu'on se chante á tue-tête quand on est amoureux. Et furieusement californien. Yann Perreau

www.freedomfrymusic.com - Les Inrockuptibles (French Music Magazine)


"Introducing... Freedom Fry"

Marie (Paris) and Bruce Driscoll (New York) aka Freedom Fry came together with the pure intention of creating alluring and exquisite music. Using both French and English lyrics, the pair have hit the nail on the head when it comes to their sound which is already distinctive and inspired.

The above stream is taken from their recent debut 5-track EP, ‘Let The Games Begin’, which throughout incorporates their love of autoharps, ukeleles, dulcimers and harpischords and the this next song is a great example of that.

The next song is scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day (14th Feb) and the music video was released just recently. There’s a full length LP on it’s way at some point as well as some live dates due to be announced and given they’re listed as based in LA, you can expect the first run to in the States.

- The Mahogany blog


"Freedom Fry "Tallest Dreams" Video"

Freedom Fry is comprised of Parisian, Marie Seyrat, and NYC kid, Bruce Driscoll. The two are supporting the release of their breezy and lighter than a feather EP, “Let the Games Begin,” which is available via Caveman Arts Society and you can buy it over here. The wispy vocals and nominal beats combine to make the release of the “Tallest Dreams” video that has me eagerly awaiting for winter to be over. Lastly, does anybody else’s Polaroids play videos? Mine don’t and I kind of wish they did. - Cause = Time


"Montando os pedaços do Freedom Fry em “Earthquake” (Portuguese)"

O Freedom Fry define-se como uma equação simples: uma garota francesa mais um indie de Nova Iorque. O duo formado por Marie Seyrat e Bruce Driscoll trabalha na divulgação de seu EP de estreia, Let The Games Begin (2011), uma coleção de canções minimalista e com batidas combinadas aos sons orgânicos de autoharpas, ukelele e guitarras.

No videoclipe de “Earthquake”, dirigido pela dupla e com uma pegada pop encantadora (“I feel you like an earthquake, shake shake shake shake sha-shake”), Marie cola os pedaços de seu companheiro musical como um quebra cabeça.

A dupla trabalha em seu disco de estreia e tem planos de lançar o material ainda neste ano. - MTV Brasil's Teco Apple Blog


"Freedom Fry - Tallest Dreams"

Freedom Fry is a French-American duo hailing from Paris and New York. Their debut EP, Let The Games Begin features “Tallest Dreams” along with four other tracks. This duo has a great feel for rhythmic dynamics. Not only does Freedom Fry have a knack for percussive adeptness, but they also use instrumentation such as the harpsichord, autoharp, and ukulele. Freedom Fry has a distinct musical chemistry that shimmers through “Tallest Dreams.” Make sure to give these guys a listen and pick up their debut EP, Let The Games Begin. - Blah Blah Blah Science


"Freedom Fry - Earthquake [Video]"

Besides their melodious talents , the pair in Freedom Fry have directed and edited their own music video for "Earthquake". Musically, the song is about a how a relationship can turn into an emotional earthquake. Visually, Marie is building a body from puzzle pieces that later becomes Bruce. After the project, the duo shares a short jam session, giving us a glimpse of their intimate live performance. "Earthquake" is a foot tapping pop song from an American and French native. The release of "Earthquake" is scheduled on Valentine's Day. In the meantime, enjoy the music video below. - Earmilk


"Freedom Fry - Tallest Dreams [Video + Track]"

The story behind Freedom Fry is quite simple. It's a harmonious collision of a French girl, Marie Seyrat and an American guy, Bruce Discoll. Freedom Fry is based in Los Angeles with influences of the mellow city while implementing Seyrat's lilted French voice. Last fall, they recorded their debut EP Let The Games Begin which has a total of five songs, including "Tallest Dreams". Below is the video for "Tallest Dreams" featuring actress Gia Mantegna. We accompany Mantegena as she follows animated arrows leading her to a dreamy man. The clip was directed by Anna Mastro and you can purchase the delightful EP via Caveman Arts Society. - Earmilk


"Freedom Fry"

This is perhaps my favourite type of music. Everything about it clicks and slots together. Utterly relaxed and gorgeously confident at the same time.

It’s so hard to balance showmanship with a sense of simple likeability. Bjork had moments of it with her Biophilia show standing in the middle of the stage punching the air and grinning her head off. We went to see The Nouvelle Vague on my 18th birthday and you couldn’t help but be blown away by the frantically easy going stage presence of the whole band.

Freedom Fry get it right. For every nonchalant strum of the Oscar Schmidt autoharp [had to get help on that] there is a synchronised finger snap or a vocal harmony which drives the song on gathering more and more gorgeousness as it goes.

Get the EP here from Caveman Arts (who are a wonderful thing)

The French/American duo are currently making an LP, it’s going to be very very good. - A Pocket Full of Seeds


Discography

EPs

  • "Let The Games Begin" (2011, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Outlaws" (2012, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Friends and Enemies" (2013, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "The Wilder Mile" (2014, Caveman Arts Society)

Singles

  • "Earthquake" (2012, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Summer in the City" (2012, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Dark Christmas" (2012, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Home" (2014, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Scarborough Fair" (2014, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)" (2015, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Yeah You" (2015, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Break Into A Musical" (2015, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "21" (2015, Caveman Arts Society)
  • "Tropicana" (2015, Caveman Arts Society)

Compilation appearances

  • Poule d'Or Compilation #9 (song: "Tallest Dreams")

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Bio

In February of 2015, Freedom Fry started the year at #1 on The Hype Machine with their first in a series of new singles, "Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)." Spotify included them in their rankings of “100 Emerging Artists From SXSW,” and in the Spring they toured the west coast with Belgian sensation Stromae, all followed up with a Los Angeles residency during the month of May.

The French/American duo, whose stage name is a satire on US & French relations during the Iraq war, have been self-producing and releasing music since 2011 when they first met on the set of a music video. Their home base, Los Angeles, and all the warmth and sunshine of California tends to heavily bleed into their sound, which skirts the lines between pop, folk and indie-rock, always blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus.

 Since their 2011 debut EP, Let The Games Begin, they’ve appeared on The Hype Machine over 40 times and amassed over 2 million plays on SoundCloud. In the Summer of 2014 they released their latest EP, The Wilder Mile, which included the title track - an indie folk duet with an infectious stomp beat, sing-a-long chorus, handclaps, and a whistle refrain. Perez Hilton posted about the song twice and said, "Say hello to Franco-American duo Freedom Fry. Their song 'The Wilder Mile' is such a happy and clap-along song! Check out the infectious good times!"

 At the end of 2014 Freedom Fry released Fan Club: The Singles, a 12” limited edition vinyl of all of their singles from past till present, and recently celebrated it with a Record Store Day in-store performance at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.

 The now married twosome of Parisian Marie Seyrat and Michigan-native Bruce Driscoll, self-create everything in the Freedom Fry universe from their album art to their cinematic videos and stage clothing.

 The band’s most recent releases, singles “Yeah You” and “Break Into A Musical,” are now listenable on SoundCloud, with more new music to come. Take a listen. Freedom Fry are out to make music that makes you feel young and alive. 

Where you’ve heard them: KCRW, KCSN, ALT 98.7, KROQ, KEXP, BBC London, BBC Radio 6, Amazing Radio, Sirius XM and More.
In Store @Top Shop, American Apparel, Old Navy, Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, Pricesse Tam Tam.

Where you’ve seen them: iTunes “New and Noteworthy,” Nylon, Filter, Glamour, Earmilk, Hilly Dilly, Indie Shuffle, Ryan’s Smashing Life, “How The Sun Sees You” (viral Youtube video with over 13,000,000 views), Wild Honey Pie, Kick Kick Snare, The 405, Mr Suicide Sheep, Blah Blah Blah Science, Daytrotter, MTV Artist To Watch, Les Inrockuptibles and more.

Band Members