There are a handful of names you can drop that will bring any scene boy or girl to their knees. One of these is John Nolan, the former sharp-tongued guitarist/songwriter for Taking Back Sunday and current front man for the less-angsty indie outfit Straylight Run. Having already proved himself as a man of many genres, Nolan released his first solo album, Height, in October of last year. If his work with Straylight wasn’t enough of a departure from his emo past for you (after their last full-length, I don’t see how that could be the case), then Height should come as a pleasant surprise. Although I wouldn’t go as far to say that it’s a phenomenal album, Height is definitely a commendable piece of work supported by a number of standout tracks. My favorite of these by far is the album’s first single, “Til It’s Done to Death”. Sporting one of the catchiest drum lines I’ve heard in a while, “Til It’s Done…” weds acoustic guitar and bubbly synth lines in the best way possible. I just got my hands on the album today and I’ve probably played the song twenty times over already. Enjoy.