The genesis of the South Florida duo Timewellspent is love -- love for Sixties psych, Seventies soft rock, and a man named Burt. Vocalist Casey Fundaro (the nephew of Three Dog Night's Danny Hutton) and guitarist/pianist Christopher Moll (formerly of locals See Venus) have cut their teeth on these influences and pasted them into a sweet collage of sounds. Produced by Thom Monahan of the Pernice Brothers, Timewellspent plays out like elegant chamber pop for the hyperactive, as a majority of the songs are under four minutes. Throughout, Fundaro's vocals are so soft and restrained, you'd think there was a sleeping baby in the recording booth. But it works. "Anyone to Be" is all piano and strings building to a crescendo of honey-coated harmonies. "Probably" is where Burt Bacharach's ghost (I know he's not dead, but just work with me) comes in and cues the horns. "Sitting by the Window" is a foray into a 1966 psych-organ sugar high. This CD is like finding candy in your pockets.

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Audra Schroeder
Contact: Audra Schroeder

Latest Stories