The brothers Wardell — Patrick, Sean and Brian, who hail from Huntington Beach — have a lot going for them: Sibling harmonies, crisp guitar work that blurs the line between Americana and indie-rock and a band name that’s sure to get a chuckle: Moostache. If the band’s 2009 debut album “The Body Disagrees” felt merely like a baby step, the Wardells ratchet up the playing and writing on the six new tracks, still brimming with adenoidal charm. Singer-guitarist Patrick, who graduated high school the same year Moostache’s debut came out, sounds the youthful romantic in “Thrills,” when he pines for a love unencumbered by the detritus of modern life. “Maybe, maybe / if was born B.C. / well I’d be better off hard-wired / to be, to be / with only necessities,” he sings. Ditto for the charms of well-crafted guitar rock.
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