Black Helicopter Invisible Jet

With a resounding endorsement from the band’s label honcho, Thurston Moore, Black Helicopter offer indie rock that’s capably played but never quite casts off significant sparks. On Invisible Jet, a handful of early tunes, such as the melancholic dirge "Warshed Out” and the upbeat automobile ode "Buick Electra,” show the band offering abundantly melodic songs, but the disc’s second half conveys material on which a narrow vocal range starts to wear thin and the creative batteries seem to run low. Featuring former members of Boston’s Green Magnet School and Kudgel, Black Helicopters’ musicians are all solid players, but Invisible Jet never manages to grab hold with any lasting strength. (Ecstatic Peace)