Comprising members of Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos and The Good Life, The '89 Cubs follow each band's leanings to create a product that's a sum of its parts, fusing elements of the standard emo fare with up-tempo hooks and shoegaze bliss. The tinges of pop-punk gusto and garage grit on tracks like "Unpopular Meals" and "We Won the Party" contrast with the solemnity of atmospheric efforts like "Code of Conduct: Ghosts" and "Candid Flames." The Omaha, Neb., trio often combines both spectrums within the same song, with softer episodes that aren't overly mushy, cosmic drifts that don't get lost in a haze, and guitar-fueled gusto that doesn't fall into a formulaic, tiring pattern. The result is a multifaceted listen in which all sides come together with few hitches.
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