Freeland

Freeland

BandRockEDM

Filled with paranoiac, satirical wordplay & skewed political commentary that complements the futuristic yet dissident sonics, 'Under Control' ultimately proves that rarity in club music: an anti-anthem with a brain, yet with beats ballsy enough to crush dancefloors in a neighborhood disco near you!

Biography

According to acclaimed Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Adam Freeland, he always intended his groundbreaking new full-length Cope™, to be more than just another electronica album. “I wanted to make more than just another artist project,” Freeland explains. “I always saw Cope™ as a band album more than just another DJ slapping together a bunch of random club grooves. I wanted to create songs I could play live, not just spin.” Cope™ does have its share of boldfaced guests—everyone from the Pixies’ Joey Santiago and Spinnerette’s Brody Dalle to Jerry Casale of DEVO and Tommy Lee—not to mention Freeland’s trademark banging electro beats; however, at the album’s core are the songs he wrote and performed with new vocalist Kurt Baumann, also the frontman in his eponymous new group, Freeland, who make their concert debut at the legendary South By Southwest festival’s 2009 edition. “The new songs combine electronic grooves with shoegaze guitars, real drums, and songwriting, so they begged to be performed live,” Freeland says. To that end, he put together the touring unit of Baumann on bass, guitar and vocals and Hayden Scott (Pop Levi) on drums, with Freeland himself triggering samples, playing rude Korg MS-20 synth lines, and taking lead vocals on the band’s thundering, take-no-prisoners cover of Grinderman’s “No Pussy Blues”; together, they transform classic Freeland club bangers like “We Want Your Soul” into smart bombs that detonate the dancefloor but defy genre. “I’ve always mixed rock into my sets anyway, so having a band is just a natural progression from that,” he clarifies. “Freeland has all the hard-hitting grooves of my DJ sets, but played live they’re even more raw, personal and in your face. This is the sound I’ve always heard in my head, so now I want to hear it as loud as possible!”

Lyrics

We Want Your Soul

Written By: Adam Freeland

We want your Soul x5

Show us Your Habits, Your Facts, Your Fears
Give us your address, your shoe size, your years
your digits, your plans, your number, your eyes
your skedule, your desktop, your details, your life.
Show us your children, your photos, your home.
Here, take credit, take insurance, take a loan.
Get a job, get a pension, get a haircut, get a suit.
Play the lottery, play football, play the field, sports to boot

We want your Soul x5
(in background...Your Cash, Your House, Your Phone, Your Life, Your Cash, Your House, Your Life)

Here's programmes, here's matters, here's Britney, here's Cola
Here's pizza, here's TV, here's some rock and some rolla
Watch commercials, more commercials, watch Jerry, not Oprah
Buy a better life from the comfort of your sofa
Here's popcorn, here's magazines, here's milkshake, here's blue jeans
here's padded bras, here's long cars, here's football shirts, here's baseball caps
here's live talk shows, here's video games, here's cola lite, here's Timberlake
here's fingertips, here's colegen, here's all night bars, here's plastic

We want your soul x5
(In the background...Your Cash, Your House, Your Phone, Your Life, Your Cash, Your House, Your Life)
(Break)

Your cellphone, your wallet, your time, your ideas
No barcode, no party, no iodine, no beers
your bankcard, your license, your thoughts, your fears
no simcard, no disco, no photo, not here
your blood, your sweat, your passions, your regrets
your office, your timeoff, your fashions, your sex
your tits, your pass, your face, your ass.

Borderline

Written By: Freeland feat Brody Dalle

I've been heading in the wrong direction
Do you feel me getting further away
I've been drowning in my own reflection
Getting closer to the edge everyday

I was looking for a prisoner
(Looking for a prisoner)
Who could call my love their only home

Well it's stranger than fiction

Every step you make
Will be the last of all of our lives
Every line you take
Just pushes me away
Here we go around
Around every bend

Thread the needle through the eye of your pain

Sucking you in
Dragging you down
Breathing you in

Every step you take
Dragging you down
Will be the last day of our lives
Breathing you in
Every line you take
Dragging you down
Just pushes me away
You're borderline
You're borderline

Discography

Releases:
Coastal Breaks II (Comp) ◄ (2 versions) X:treme Records ... 1998
Coastal Breaks II (CD, Mixed, Comp) X:treme Records 1998
Coastal Breaks II (2xCD, Mixed, Comp) React 1998
Tectonics (Comp) ◄ (5 versions) Ultra Records ... 1999
Tectonics (CD) Ultra Records 1999
Tectonics (3xLP) Ultra Records 1999
Tectonics (3xLP) Marine Parade 2000
Tectonics (CD, Mixed, Comp) Marine Parade 2000
Tectonics - Sampler #2 (12", Smplr, Promo) Marine Parade 2000
On Tour (Comp) ◄ (2 versions) Marine Parade 2001
On Tour (4xLP, Comp) Marine Parade 2001
On Tour (CD) Marine Parade 2001
On Tour Sampler (12") Kinetic Records 2001
Now & Them (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Marine Parade 2003
Now & Them (CD) Marine Parade 2003
Now & Them (2xLP, Album) Marine Parade 2003
Supernatural Thing (Single, Maxi) ◄ (6 versions) Marine Parade 2003
Supernatural Thing (7", Single) Marine Parade 2003
Supernatural Thing (CD, Maxi) Marine Parade 2003
Supernatural Thing (12") Marine Parade 2003
Supernatural Thing (Limited Test Press) (12", TP, Ltd) Marine Parade 2004
Supernatural Thing Remixed (12") Marine Parade 2004
Supernatural Thing (12", W/Lbl) Marine Parade
We Want Your Soul (Maxi, Single) ◄ (5 versions) Maximise Profit ... 2003
We Want Your Soul (12") Maximise Profit 2003
We Want Your Soul (CD, Maxi) Maximise Profit 2003
We Want Your Soul (CD, Single, Enh) Universal Music (Australia) 2003
We Want Your Soul (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) (12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Maximise Profit 2003
We Want Your Soul (Remixed) (12") Maximise Profit 2003
FabricLive. 16 (Comp) ◄ (3 versions) Fabric (London) 2004
FabricLive. 16 (CD, Comp, Mixed, Met) Fabric (London) 2004
FabricLive. 16 (CD, Comp, Promo, Car) Fabric (London), Fabric (London) 2004
FabricLive. 16 (Radio Mix) (CD, Promo) Fabric (London) 2004
Mindkiller ◄ (2 versions) Marine Parade 2004
Mindkiller (12") Marine Parade 2004
Mindkiller (12") Marine Parade 2004
Rise Above / F Groove ◄ (2 versions) Marine Parade 2004
Rise Above / F Groove (12") Marine Parade 2004
Rise Above / F Groove (12", Promo) Marine Parade 2004
Back To Mine ◄ (2 versions) DMC Publishing 2005
Back To Mine (CD) DMC Publishing 2005
Back To Mine (CD, Promo) DMC Publishing 2005
Heel & Toe ◄ (3 versions) Marine Parade 2005
Heel & Toe (12") Marine Parade 2005
Heel & Toe (Daniel Taylor Extra Edit) (File, MP3) Marine Parade 2005
Heel & Toe (Original Vinyl) (12") Marine Parade 2005
Global Underground GU32: Mexico City (Comp) ◄ (3 versions) Global Underground Ltd. 2007
Global Underground GU32: Mexico City (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Global Underground Ltd. 2007
Global Underground GU32: Mexico City (2xCD, Mixed, Comp, Ltd) Global Underground Ltd. 2007
Global Underground GU32: Mexico City (3x12", Ltd) Global Underground Ltd. 2007
Silverlake Pills ◄ (2 versions) GU Music 2007
Silverlake Pills (12") GU Music 2007
Silverlake Pills (File, MP3) GU Music 2007
The Hate EP (12", EP) Marine Parade 2007
Two Hours To Jupiter (2xCD, Promo, Mixed) Marine Parade 2008
Borderline (CD, Promo) Marine Parade 2009
Cope™ (Album) ◄ (4 versions) Marine Parade 2009
Cope™ (CD, Album) Marine Parade 2009
Cope™ (LP, Album) Marine Parade 2009
Cope™ (2xLP, Whi) Marine Parade 2009
Cope™ Limited Deluxe Edition (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi + CD, Album + CD, Ltd + File) Marine Parade, Marine Parade 2009
Cope™ Album Remixes (CDr, Album, Promo) Marine Parade 2009
Do You ◄ (2 versions) Marine Parade 2009
Do You (CDr, Promo) Marine Parade 2009
Do You (12") Marine Parade 2009
Under Control (12") Marine Parade 2009
Under Control / They Live (TC Remixes) (12", Promo) Marine Parade 2009
Remixes:
The Remixes (12") Chemical Breakdown (Ad... Tricked Out Recordings 1996
Hardcore Bass (CD, Comp) Chemical Meltdown (Ada... Pandisc 1998
Little Fluffy Clouds (2x12") Little Fluffy Clouds (... Island Records, Island Records 1998
Little Fluffy Clouds... (Single) ◄ (3 versions) Little Fluffy Clouds..... Island Records 1998
Little Fluffy Clouds (CDr, Promo) Little Fluffy Clouds (... Island Records 1998
Little Fluffy Clouds... (2x12", Promo) Little Fluffy Clouds..... Island Records 1998
Little Fluffy Clouds... (CDr, Single, Promo) Little Fluffy Clouds..... Island Records 1998
Aftershock (Album, Comp) ◄ (2 versions) Bodyshock (Adam Freela... Moving Shadow 2000
Aftershock (CD, Album, Comp) Bodyshock (Adam Freela... Moving Shadow 2000
Aftershock (3x12", Album) Bodyshock (Adam Freela... Moving Shadow 2000
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Set List

Under Control
Burn The Clock
We Want Your Soul Borderline
Do You
Strange Things
Bring It
Mancry
Rock On
Silent Speaking
Best Fish Tacos In Ensenada
Only A Fool (Can Die)
Morning Sun
Wish I Was Here