Out Now: Sad About The Times
“A charming picture of what was going on at the fringes at the time: a truly alternative scene made up of artists and bands who knew what the mainstream required but were too weird to quite get there.” – All Music (4/5)
Anthology Recordings’ latest compilation, curated by Mikey Young (Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Keith Abrahamsson (Founder / Head of A&R at Anthology Recordings) is an an exploration of 70s FM folk, soft rock, west coast jangle, power pop and late night jams. Sad About The Times is a companion piece of sorts to Follow the Sun– a collection of 70s FM through a distinctly Australian lens assembled by the same duo.
These songs come in the wake of the psychedelic sixties, after the high-flying idealism had run its course and singer songwriters were ascendant. Every song on Sad About The Times could have been a hit, each with a different flavor, all subtly conveying universal emotions that are hard to describe but easy to feel.