HALF ACRE DAY: Fourteen Trips around the Sun: CD

Fourteen Trips around the Sun is nearly an hour of dreamy, synth-laced, slightly folky, vaguely psychedelic indie-pop. The Seattle quintet’s music holds a certain off-kilter strangeness, particularly in the lyrics, that draws comparisons to Ween’s tamer work, but with a less aggressive approach, perhaps more like the Flaming Lips. And they really like the word “bionic.” –Sarah Shay  –guest (Hidden Peak, www.hiddenpeakrecords.com)