Retreating to a secluded cabin in the Michigan woods while warmed by the glow of their beloved city across the lake, Hummingbiird (once Chicago’s Pedal Steel Transmission) has emerged from the wilderness armed with a startlingly unique and vibrant artifact. Shimmering textures lay atop of marmalade grooves, youngblood optimism, even 2-minute indie pop jaunts. “Homesic and Sunburnt” and “Nuclear Winter” gently hypnotize and wrap us in warm cocoons of blissful tone and sweet vocal harmony, while “Speak Softly” and “No Need to Go” invite us on a wild ride of soaring anthem and cavernous bombast. The album exudes a quiet confidence that hits a perfect balance of organic drone and hooky songwriting.