Stream Free Time In Search Of Free Time (Stereogum Premiere)
Dion Nania, the leader of NYC-via-Melbourne rockers Free Time, traveled back to Australia and assembled a crew of musicians including Totally Mild’s Zachary Schneider and Terrible Truths’ Joe Alexander to help record their sophomore album In Search Of Free Time. Well, he seems to have found that free time he was searching for, because the record sounds nothing if not leisurely, propelled along gently by a loose but never sloppy energy. But that’s not to say there aren’t any surprises here — opener “Among The Reeds” rocks unexpectedly hard, and the nine-and-a-half minute “5th Floor” ambles along from its jangly beginnings to a sublime saxophone climax. The album officially comes out on Friday, but just dive in and let its easygoing charm and Nania’s Kurt Vile-adjacent drawl win you over now.