Photo: Franco Vogt

Though the now-kaput Ween was known for its sunny, absolutely weird tracks, one-time duo member Gene Ween has outdone his sunshiny self on his new solo effort as Freeman. Out July 22 on Partisan Records, the self-titled Freeman LP addresses Aaron Freeman/Gene Ween’s battle with substance abuse, with tracks like “Covert Discretion” telling fans to “Save [their] judgments for someone else” and to “be grateful I saved me from myself.” Below, The A.V. Club is premiering “The English And Western Stallion,” another song from the record that’s sure to delight even the most fair-weather Ween-ers.

Freeman is available for pre-order now via Partisan Records. The group is on tour this fall, and dates are below.


Freeman tour 2014

Sept. 16—Columbus Theater—Providence, Rhode Island
Sept. 17—Sinclair—Boston, Massachusetts
Sept. 18—Higher Ground—Burlington, Vermont
Sept. 19—Lovin’ Cup—Rochester, New York
Sept. 20—Beachland Ballroom—Cleveland, Ohio
Sept. 21—Radio Radio—Indianapolis, Indiana
Sept. 23—Magic Stick—Detroit, Michigan
Sept. 24—Lincoln Hall—Chicago, Illinois
Sept. 25—Turner Hall—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sept. 26—Turf Club—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sept. 27—Waiting Room—Omaha, Nebraska
Sept. 28—Blueberry Hill—St. Louis, Missouri
Sept. 30—The Basement—Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 1—Brillobox—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct. 2—Rock ‘N’ Roll Hotel—Washington, D.C.
Oct. 3—Johnny Brenda’s—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct. 4—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York
Oct. 22—One Eyed Jacks—New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct. 23—Fitzgerald’s—Houston, Texas
Oct. 24—The Loft—Dallas, Texas
Oct. 25—Parish—Austin, Texas
Oct. 28—Casbah—San Diego, California
Oct. 30—The Roxy—Los Angeles, California
Oct. 31—The Independent—San Francisco, California
Nov. 1—Doug Fir—Portland, Oregon
Nov. 2—Tractor Tavern—Seattle, Washington
Nov. 5—State Room—Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov. 6—Bluebird—Denver, Colorado
Nov. 7—Riot Room—Kansas City, Missouri
Nov. 8—Mojo’s—Columbia, Missouri