Last year the Headlights moved into an Illinois farmhouse to record their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2006’s Kill Them With Kindness. With its soft, shuffling guitar hooks and whispery voices, the production feels as if the Headlights were just outside your window, swaying quietly in a field full of flowers.
This gentle breeziness carries the record. The careful arrangements, layering inoffensive boy-and-girl vocals over pretty string melodies and mildly urgent snare hits, lack variation. Thankfully, some minor moments of dissonance break through on Catch Them All and School Boys.
Headlights play the El Mocambo March 2.