We'll dispense with the baseball shtick and just remind you that the band's name cheekily refers to mediocrity below and barely up to the call of duty à la underachieving '70s slugger Mario Mendoza. We'll attempt to ditch the ready-made Yo La Tengo comparisons -- although the sweetly seesawing guy-gal vocal hues, not to mention the turn-on-a-dime forays from winsome folk-pop into squalling, dissonant organ-guitar psych motifs, all mark the Mendozas as acolytes of everyone's favorite Hoboken outfielders (who, not so coincidentally, also bear a... More >>>