Fans of emo Philly punks Modern Baseball know the band are currently in the studio working on their third album. Each release from the guys has them growing up, learning the not-so-easy life skill of frequent introspection. In a sense, their songs have been placing less blame on girls, and more on themselves.
Today, the group dropped an EP out of nowhere, the fantastic The Perfect Cast. It continues in this new tradition: The dudes are still going through stuff, but they're going about it intelligently, empathetically.
Beyond the messages is a pretty drastic advancement in musicianship: This EP is sure to be dubbed "pop-punk" by those who deride depth, but the fact of the matter is that this is a huge rock record. At times, "Infinity Exposed" recalls later Cloud Nothings. If the music-crit world complains about the lack of great guitar bands, they should probably listen to this.
Check it out above, then peep the best indie tracks we heard last month.