Van Spencer formed Free Range Human in 2006 after the breakup of Athens-based band Something Shallow. Originally intended to be a homage to the Desert Sessions, Free Range Human was to have a rotating line up consisting of local musicians working together to make the best music they could.
While there have been many changes to FRH’s roster over the years, Van Spencer (guitar, vox) and Brian “MoonBoots” Richards (percussion) have remained constant members. The current lineup also includes Bendi Davidow (lead guitar, vox) and Charles “Goat” Wiles (bass, vox), both members of the band Silent Coyote. Former members include Nick McLeod, Brandon Belcher (Silent Coyote), Ray & Ally, and several others.
Over the years, the band has been writing songs and building a reputation for their energetic live shows. In March 2011, Tooth Monster Records released FRH’s much-anticipated debut album Eponymous as a digital download, currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Last.FM and many other online outlets.
Very loose, groove driven fuzzy rock with a bit of nasty. Free Range Human fuses elements of stoner, grunge, and punk. Their sound is very raw, the production is a bit limited, but the band is pretty tight for using a multitude of musicians. The band is currently on hiatus but plans on releasing a new album in the very near future. In the meantime, you can listen to their new release in it's entirety on Rhapsody.