Though the members of The City Never Sleeps hail from all corners of New York state—Albany, Middletown, and Oneonta—none live in the city to which their name refers. The irony ends there, however. Musically, TCNS is all about earnestness delivered via tight, stylized songs with snap. On “Mr. Hide” a percussive bass, jutting guitars, and glossy boy-girl harmonies create a taut little rocker buffed to a shine, with a gnarly guitar solo to boot. “Return to Sender” features an exhaustive revue of guitars that stretch, scribble, grunt, and thrust all over the pop rock melody. But on “Crumble At The Fault,” the band switches things up, sewing a bit of jazz into the blissed-out ballad. Glistening guitars nip and synths sigh as singer John Glenn admits, “Sometimes I feel just fine.” We know the feeling, dude.