The Problem with Living in the Moment, by The Grownup Noise

April 5, 2015

“My Ride’s Almost Here” is a chamber-pop gem à la Nick Drake, but the rock mode of this Boston band works equally well. “The Fight Against Paranoia” rides on tumbling rhythm, and “Try This Again” melds rustic accordion to scratchy, catchy guitar riffs. Paul Hansen’s vocals telegraph literate lyrics, as on “Astronomy as Therapy”: “The further out you go, the less you feel alone / The further out you go, the less you fear alone.” Highly recommended.