Coming into their second full length release, Tiny Moving Parts have reached a make-or-break point in their career where they could tighten up their sound and stand apart from their peers, or start to tread the stagnant waters so many of their peers have drowned in the last few years. Thankfully for fans of emo and math-rock everywhere, their second full length album Pleasant Living is able to surpass the lofty expectations placed on the band. Steady growth and unyielding enthusiasm make it hard not to fall in love with a band like Tiny Moving Parts. Spectacular musicianship improved vocal work, and a refined lyrical effort that compliment the passion that has always seeped through in every aspect of their sound makes it even harder. Containing arguably the best twinkly guitar performance since American Football's legendary self-titled record, and a much improved vocal performance matched with honest, confessional, and most importantly straight forward lyrics no longer thinly veiled in clumsy metaphors, Pleasant Living stands as one of the best records the emo-revival has to offer.