San Francisco's The Love-Birds have been tearing up their local scene, breaking hearts and making fans across the city's disappearing DIY spaces and proper venues alike since 2016. After releasing a 7" EP in early 2017, they unveil their debut In The Lover's Corner. It eases in with "Again"; it's gentle acoustic strum augmented by guitarist Eli Wald's chiming electric 12-string. Dynamic, life-affirming power-pop follows; bell-ringing, fuzz stompers ("River Jordan"), warm, carefully crafted fragile pop ("Clear The Air," "Failure and Disgrace"), and urgent, crystalline rockers ("Hit My Head," "Weak Riff"). They approach their craft with a classicist's ear; with nods to their '70s originators as well as '90s torchbearers, composing near-perfect future classics that ooze with subtle, interesting melodic twists and hummable, finger-pricking hooks. Aside from mastering by Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), In The Lover 's Corner is a decidedly local affair, with album art by Shayde Sartin (Fresh & Onlys, Sonny and the Sunsets) and recorded in two sessions, one with engineer Glenn Donaldson (Art Museums, Skygreen Leopards) and another with Kelley Stoltz.