Lovely, gentle indie-rock dominates Pine & Battery’s sophomore release. With skillful musicianship and solid songwriting, this is a step forward from its first release, but doesn’t abandon its previous musical style. Frontman Jeff Campbell’s melodic, pretty vocals tie the whole thing together and help Pine & Battery stand out in a sea of other bands working in the same genres.
At Grant & Green (1371 Grant Ave., San Francisco) on March 5. 10 p.m., free