For the last half a decade, the listening public has been presented with a newer sound in rock music-or rather, an older one. Many of the bands currently in vogue have bypassed the ‘90s‘ “heavy urban” sound (thank god) in favor of something a little more raw, a little more real, and a little more grounded in the ‘70s DIY ethic. The strummed melodies and understated vocals of Black Lipstick‘s second outing may not be the most original around, but the album is satisfying, pleasant, and yes, even sincere. Fans of The Strokes, Interpol, and their peers will probably find a lot to like here.