Here’s the thing: you don’t get to broken up for two decades, reunite for the inevitable nostalgia-driven shows for the older geezers, and then make new music of any kind of consequence. That’s not how it works: just ask Black Francis.
And sure, Dinosaur Jr has done it, but J. Mascis & Lou Barlow have been working songwriters for that entire time (and let’s face it: Mascis is an all-time great).
But a band that made two albums and an EP and then broke up? No way. Which is why the Close Lobsters 2014 comeback, “Now Time,” was such a pleasant surprise.