Aaron Freeman

In early 2012, a flurry of news articles surfaced about the fate of 90s alt-rock duo Ween.  The New Hope, PA born project of childhood friends Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) was apparently calling it quits, as Freeman seemed ready to hang up the Gener moniker and move on.  A 2012 solo record from Freeman called Marvelous Clouds supported this announcement, and now a six-track requiem EP on Bandcamp solidifies the transition even more.  The note accompanying Gener’s Gone: The Final Demo Recordings of Gene Ween (2009-2011) states:

These demos represent the final writings and music of Gene Ween, before he departed and the inner FREEMAN emerged. On that note, we have received a two word personal statement from Aaron: “stay tuned.”

Listen to the EP below.  Fans of Ween might also be interested in Melchiondo’s latest project Moistboyz, coming to John & Peter’s in New Hope on December 4th and to the North Star Bar on December 6th.