Various Artists

The Way Things Change, Vol. 2

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The second volume of Red Square Records' The Way Things Change 7" vinyl compilation series continues the label's delivery of rare tracks from some of indie pop and indie rock's most promising acts. The collection begins with the Softies' graceful cover of Rocketship's "Hey Hey Girl." That's followed by Mac Dare's subdued and sparse "Where Did All the Preppy Girls Go?" and Park's colorful and sincere "Name on Container," bringing the first half of the compilation to an end. Philadelphia's Bright Lights begin the second side with the exuberant and contemplative "Fire Moon." A churning piano and Phil Elvrum's restrained voice carry the Microphones' "You're Standing on the Ground," while Dear Nora's "Philadelphia" brings The Way Things Change, Vol. 2 to a blissful end.