power up your morning with sing-a-long pop.

by liza darwin

The break up of an old band isn't always a bad thing; in fact, in the case of New Orleans-based twosome Generationals, it can lead to the creation of some brand-new beautiful music.

After the demise of their former group Eames Era, old friends Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer channeled their pent-up energies into a fresh new type of power pop. Their debut album, 2009's Con Law, was an indie favorite thanks to the record's balance of '60s-inspired melodies and new wave rhythms, all with a slight rock edge. A delicate mix between Phoenix and former tourmates Two Door Cinema Club, songs like "Trust" and "When they Fight, They Fight" sound familiar in all the right ways (meaning, you can start singing along almost immediately).

Their new album, Actor-Caster, which comes out in March, is filled with even more twinkly, well-crafted pop songs perfect for ushering in Spring. But just in case you don't want to wait until the snow melts to listen to good music, check them out first here.