Described as a mix of Dinosaur Jr. and The Cure, and it certainly draws very strongly on the work of J Mascis. The other band most strongly called to my mind is The National.
That it went from unheard to almost breaking the top two in my albums of the year says it all. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
"And we thought we lost our way, as summer turned to fall, as the night greets the day I don't remember much at all......."