The Eternal Summers are well-named. It’s not that the Roanoke, Va., band’s sound is especially summery — it’s beach-friendly, but built sturdily enough to satisfy year-round. But they’re a comforting reminder that, just as June comes back around again each year, there will always be bands like this: brash, excitable, guitar-wielding indie-pop kids (never mind that these guys are pushing 30) who are variably competent but long on attitude, thrilling in the sweet alliance of cake-icing melodicism and pixie-punk rock crunch. Their latest, Correct Behaviors (Kanine), had the customary sophomore-album slight uptick in production values (mild fan grumbles following on cue) and a corresponding boost in confidence — especially in Nicole Yun’s newly forceful, but still winningly plain-sung vocals.
Wed., Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m., $20, with Nada Surf and It’s a King Thing, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 866-468-7619, r5productions.com.