Imagine if you somehow found a way to release your heartfelt admissions and fears with grace and intelligence. Enter Austin quintet Pompeii, whose subtly haunting indie rock anthems are laden with smart, soaring instrumentals and just the right amount of discretion. Think if Coldplay wasn't pretentious. Think if Death Cab had skipped years of lo-fi bedroom recording and gone straight to honing their pop sensibilities. Pompeii has a gift for telling you what you already know. They just make it sound better.