Formed from the ashes of Paisley Underground staple, Rain Parade, Viva Saturn's psychedelic pop is reminiscent of the Velvet Underground, Television and Big Star combined. In the tradition of these bands, Viva Saturn's second full-length, Brightside, flows seamlessly from jangly pop tunes to melancholy dissonance. Steven Roback's detached, nasal twang blends nicely into an atmospheric backdrop of textured guitars, piano accents and feedback. Stand-out tracks range from "Here Comes April," a bright melodic pop song, to the moody, desolate "Abandoned Car" with its layered guitars and reverb-drenched vocals. The stark "String Me Out a Line" features Roback's lone acoustic guitar and perhaps points toward his future solo career. The album closes with the band's version of Frank Sinatra's "One For My Baby," which Roback has called one of the saddest, most lonely songs he's ever heard. In this stripped-down version, Roback certainly proves his point.