Standing strong against the current of forcing bands into neat little packages is Nashville's Courtesy Drop. The band's emotionally-driven songwriting has never been more successful than on their latest effort, Stabilize. From the soft, spacey beginning of "Space and Interaction," to the pained, heavy-hitting single "Orion," the record travels through a truly impressive range of dynamic levels in an effortless fashion. The result is unusually cohesive for such an ambitious project, and makes for a truly enjoyable listening experience. Stabilize is sure to hit home with fans of emotional post-hardcore legends Cursive and Mineral, but its melodic guitars and softer moments will also appeal to lovers of indie-rock acts such as Jets To Brazil and You Can Play These Songs With Chords-era Death Cab For Cutie. REd vinyl and comes with download.