The new and third album from Leah Senior and her band of Melbourne musicians – most of them songwriters in their own right – came out today on Flightless Records. It’s a timeless record, full of Laurel Canyon sunshine and Australian whimsy, that never ceases to amaze. It’s obvious that this set of songs have been several years in the making, but they still bear the mark of that immediate sense of genius you associate with the late 60s, when so many amazing (and now classic) albums were released every month. The Passing Scene will probably not be more than a fleeting blip on most people’s radar, and I guess that’s just the way we are wired these days. But the music speaks of times before it was a business, and rather something you had to make your business.