I’ve been madly in love with Freedom Fry’s cover of Nirvana classic Smells Like Teen Spirit, yet I’ve somehow managed to skip out on sharing it until today. I’m embarrassed. This is a Smells Like Teen Spirit like you’ve never heard before, and quite literally, too. In fact, the Los Angeles based French/American indie duo give the song a delightful twist by swapping in some French verses. Then, they raise its jangle factor exponentially. This romping “teen spirit” ignites with disco spry, reggae influenced indie pop vivacity. Freedom Fry’s Smells Like Teen Spirit is both twangy and psychedelic, a fresh and hooking re-imagining whose sound doesn’t stray far from the duo’s last original, The Words. Freedom Fry first played the cover live at SXSW, but the reception has been so strong that they’ve gone ahead and recorded the charming treat. 

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