Dangling toes in Melbourne and New York, Free Time's Dion Nania has worked in and around some RSTB faves like the Twerps (handling bass on their last tour) and Scott and Charlene's Wedding (lending some lead guitar to their NY incarnation) but now he's struck out with his own voice leading the charge on Free Time. With a South Hemi hangover of gentle jangles and a reigned in touch of bittersweet swooning pop, the eponymous album is certainly a good first foot forward for the band. Landing in the same arms as the Twerps, Free Time has found a home at Underwater Peoples and it’s a pretty spot on fit for their ever shambling and pop-glazed catalog. Nania's got a lackadaisical sway in his vocals and his partly cloudy delivery lends the songs a shadowed quality that feels kinda perfect for the millennial-pocked streets of Brooklyn. Its isolated, inner gazing and just a tad downbeat, in other words, a perfect fit for spring skies and jacket weather romps through unknown streets fulla strangers.
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