If you came out to Third Man on Friday night and caught Cheap Time’s set — consider yourself having witnessed one of the most solid sets of Next Big Nashville. Their new LP, Fantastic Explanations [And Similar Situations], is out today on In The Red. We’ve been listening to it for the last little bit and it sounds like they’re definitely trying to explore some new grounds as a band. Most of it is classic glammy Cheap Time – Jeffrey Novak stylee in the same vein as his solo album [ After the Ball — LMN Records] but you won’t find too many of the snotty punk jams on this one. The bad boys also just had a new bootleg come out. You can snag it from them on tour or from the Goner store here. It’s primarily a collection of live takes o WFMU and a few unreleased demos. So good.
Cheap Time – Woodland Drive [mp3]
Jeffrey and the boys are about to head on a European tour later this week. If you see them around town, buy them a couple beers. Pick up the new album here.