The Wrens, 2004 / photo by David Greenwald
In a better world, the Wrens would be co-headlining shows with Spoon and pumping out a new album a year. Instead, it’s been eight years since the band’s The Meadowlands, and we don’t have much to show for it. “Crescent,” a demo from the Dear New Orleans charity compilation, is one bright spot — a song that makes the band sound like they could lay down another five-star classic tomorrow. Fingers crossed.