Minor Alps is the official moniker chosen for the unexpected pairing of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and solo songstress Juliana Hatfield. Their debut album, Get There, feels like a genuinely collaborative effort, deftly combining Caws’ ear for sparkling power-pop with Hatfield’s gentler indie-folk acumen. Both 46 years old, the veteran talents fragile voices work best together, a discovery the duo clearly delighted in as they choose to sing in close harmony throughout nearly the entire album. Fans of “adult” indie pop will be hard pressed to find a more delightful record this fall season. With Sylvan Esso. All Ages.
Sat., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 2013