Does anyone else remember when Victory Records only put out albums that had to do mostly with kicking your ass and respecting the scene? Apparently, they have been moving in a new, pacific direction, as demonstrated by Straylight Run. This piano-driven quartet straddles some melancholy emo-pop-rock fence with grace and heart. The more traditional, visceral, Victory-style “things and stuff” lyrics have been replaced with unabashed openness about unrequited love and struggling with these modern times (this could be what Seth Cohen will be pouting to on the next “O.C.”). Straylight Run's musical and lyrical quality raises the bar for the genre. Oh, and sometimes, there's even a glockspiel.