Free Time's self-titled debut album shows the influence of classic indie pop – think Felt, the Razorcuts and the rosters of Sarah and Creation – but adds some indie rock slack and wraps it all up with some excellent songs. Dion Nania's lyrics and voice have a warm, intimate feel and the looseness of the band's approach fits them perfectly. The record shows all kinds of promise for what might come next, but also stands on its own as a really darn good indie pop record. Nania sent us a list of some recent faves, but first let's check out a song from the record:
The Easybeats – “Fancy Seeing You Here”
Off their 1968 album Vigil. Was all downhill for these guys, popularity wise, after “Friday On My Mind,” but Vigil and Friends were great records. The songwriters, as many of you will know, went on to produce AC/DC and put out their records out.
Jeff Garlett, Chris Yarran, Eddie Betts
Carlton Blue’s small forwards, 35 goals between them after 6 rounds. These guys are the best.
The New Christy Minstrels – "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
Cheesy-folk-pop, always careful not to get mired in the politics of the time! Notable alumni: Kenny Rogers; Kim Carnes and the great Karen Black. Parodied as the New Main Street Singers in “A Mighty Wind.”
"Nuts In May"
A classic and hilarious exploration of pastoral passive-aggressiveness. “It’s not fair, is it Keith?”
In their minds, they are all Keith…