What our staff has to say: “A definitive record for me. I purchased it the day it came out in 2003 on CD and have been listening to it regularly ever since. The first six lines of the song ‘Names’ have stuck with me for almost 20 years. ‘His name was Perry. He had a learning difficulty. His father was a very mean man. His father burned his skin. His father send him to his death. He was ten years old.'” – Alex
Recorded by Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam) and released in 2003, You Are Free was Chan Marshall’s first record of original material in five years since 1998’s Moon Pix. Fascinated with American music, as heard through her covers of songs by Dylan, Nina Simone, Lou Reed, Moby Grape, and traditional folk on her previous release, The Covers Record, Chan absorbed its history into her own and created a wholly unique sound that cemented her as one of the most important songwriters and vocalists of the century. Now considered an indie rock classic, You Are Free represents a breathing history of music as seen through the eyes of a skilled musician on her way to becoming a national heirloom.
Haley Fohr (b. Dec 16 1988) is a vocalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Chicago, Illinois. Her musical endeavors focus around our human condition, and her 10-year career as Circuit des [...]