Though this quartet has a strong familial relationship with the multi-platinum act Incubus, it stands strong on its own with a driving and emotionally deep debut album.

Though this quartet has a strong familial relationship with the multi-platinum act Incubus, it stands strong on its own with a driving and emotionally deep debut album. Lead singer Jason Boyd (brother of Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd) infuses the 12-track project with heartfelt lyrics about lost love and the drive toward full independence, while, musically, the songs range from almost acoustic ballads to hardcore tracks. First single "The Energy," about an unexpected break-up, features an urgent guitar and percussion interplay. The dynamic "One Small Choice" is a "what if" song about how one decision can alter your life. "I Can't Breathe," a rocking piece with a slower middle breakdown, delves into the frustrations of a suffocating relationship. It isn't often that a debut packs this much punch.—JP