Nightingale Floors (Vagrant Records)
release date: 6/4/2013
by Scott Hefflon
“College” is appropriately-named. For those a little older and wiser (just ask ’em) than their cliquey high school counterparts, Rogue Wave offer up a 101-level anthem for awkward, nervous late-teens. No fist-pumping neanderthalism, no yelping & moping, no wub-wub dub, just jerky indie pop, perhaps a glasses-wearing update of “I Guess This Is Growing Up” or something. Safely pleasant.