Copper Press

This aptly-monikered outfit doesn’t disappoint with this alternately challenging (“Harvard Hands” and “Are You Tired?”) and accessible (“Just Because”) album, which calls to mind Wilco’s Being There and Summerteeth (albeit the less psychotic sides of the latter) with a healthy helping of Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers thrown in along the way. But it’s the closing, Husker Du-inflected title track that seals the deal and makes you understand just exactly how powerful, intelligent and memorable this outfit can be. Don’t dismiss it just ’cause you don’t get it the first time ’round.