More than six years have passed since the release of the last album by Schooner, the lovingly dog-eared pop act of Reid Johnson. In the interim, the band's changed cities, changed members and changed labels to now return with the wonderful Neighborhood Veins. What hasn't changed, though, is Johnson's ability to broadcast his bittersweet feelings in songs that linger in the middle distance between rock and R&B. These tunes uniformly emit a soft, psychedelic luminescence from a core of tenderness fanned by consistent turmoil. D-Town Brass, the musically ambitious horn band whose members contributed to Neighborhood Veins, opens. Also, See Gulls.
—Grayson Haver Currin