Style: Maturing power pop; compare to The Rocket Summer, The Almost
Top tracks: "Like The Sun," "We Shine," "Everything Is Different Now"
Signing with a new record label has obviously done wonders for Stellar Kart. Wanting to prove themselves worthy of their new benefactors, the foursome has made the most grown-up album of their still young career. They still kick out some pure rockers, but they mix in some languid Beatles-inspired pop ("Like The Sun"), an almost country shuffler ("It's Not Over"), and some straight up worship music with bold soaring melodies and easy to grasp lyrics of praise and piety, including a fantastic cover of Matt Redman's classic "You Never Let Go." They may still dress like kids, but they are starting to sound like men.1