Diners Taps Classic Pop Music for New LP

Songwriter Tyler Broderick has a knack for discussing big themes in a small way.

"I've been here before / And I'll be here again," he sings on "Wide Range," the opening song from Always Room, his second album with pop outfit Diners. It's a line True Detective's Rust Cohle might spit, but Broderick delivers it with the melodic grace of the Beach Boys, Electric Light Orchestra, or Big Star.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.