These days, you’re more likely to see frontman James Diers and drummer Dave King in their off-kilter, adult-contemporary group Halloween, Alaska than in Love-cars. (Full disclosure: Diers used to work for The A.V. Club.) Love-cars put a similar spin on pop-rock, working their quiet-loud-quiet song patterns with more nuance than the average purveyor of emo, a term the band was occasionally saddled with back when “emo” just meant quiet-loud-quiet. Fortunately, we’ve finally figured that genre out, saving the band’s newer material from such confusion.