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The Freaks Uprising (2011)

"The Freaks Uprising" is a loose concept album about society's misfits and freaks who (at the end of the album) seem to rise up against the government though the narrator is in a dreamy state and it is not clear if its actually happening or if is all a dream... The songs range from baroque piano pop to indie rock to alt folk and a few more psychedelic numbers.

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Derek Eldridge Price

BIOGRAPHY

Derek Eldridge is a indie freak pop/folk singer songwriter and guitar player hailing from Lee, New Hampshire. His songs have bizarre and beautiful melodies that conjure up influences such as David Bowie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Arcade Fire, and The Beatles during their more psychadelic period. Derek's lyrical focus puts a unique premium on character-driven storytelling that speaks to social justice issues and he has a singing voice that has been compared to Bright Eyes. For the past decade he has been writing and performing a diverse array of indie pop that spans from upbeat anthems, to delicate psycadelic folk, to soulful ballads and everything in between. Bits and fragments of offbeat pop music past and present can be heard throughout his wide catalogue yet he maintains a fresh style that is marked by his own musical fingerprint. His RPM album is a loose concept album about society's misfits and freaks who (at the end of the album) seem to rise up against the government though the narrator is in a dreamy state and it is not clear if its actually happening or they are hallucinating and on drugs. Choose your own adventure...

BAND MEMBERS
Alejandro Rodriguez with vocals and guitar and co-writing credits on "We All Live in Sin" and guitar on "Opposite Picture Man" Scott Hurley on piano on "Forsythia" Sarah Gormady with back up vocals on "The Wayward Gypsy Queen"

YEARS COMPLETED
2011

GENRES
Indie Rock


Completed Albums

The Freaks Uprising(2011)

"The Freaks Uprising" is a loose concept album about society's misfits and freaks who (at the end of the album) seem to rise up against the government though the narrator is in a dreamy state and it is not clear if its actually happening or if is all a dream... The songs range from baroque piano pop to indie rock to alt folk and a few more psychedelic numbers.


Forsythia
We All Live in Sin
Backtrack Jack
Fighting My Own Fire
The Merry Minstrel
The Wayward Gypsy Queen
Smoke Another Cigarette   (preferred)
Lost in Your Vanity
Hollow Days
Opposite Picture Man
The Freaks Uprising