On American Music Club’s second reunion album, The Golden Age, it appears Mark Eitzel and his band mates are in for the long haul. Perhaps the quartet’s new base of operations in Los Angeles inspired Eitzel’s cautiously optimistic lyrics and burnished musical viewpoint.

The Golden Age seems the most hopeful record the group has released, often filtering a SoCal sentiment, including close-knit harmony and horns, into Eitzel’s confiding writing. Opener “All My Love” and dapper “The Decibels and The Little Pills” accommodate a Lindsay Buckingham or Brian Wilson wistfulness.

Notable tracks include affectionate “All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco” and New York City reverie “The Windows on the World.”

Grade: B

The Golden Age is currently available.