The Velvet Teen’s new album All Is Illusory is their first in nine years, following 2006’s Cum Laude! The first single is called “The Giving In,” and it’s a climactic and emotional bit of heart-on-your-sleeve indie rock that makes me feel like an angsty teen again. This is urgent, crisp emo from a California trio — the best kind in my very biased West Coaster’s opinion. All the careening, spidery guitar solos spin off into space, but Judah Nagler’s bright, soaring voice anchors it. Listen below.