STEVE BRADLEY: Summer Bliss and Autumn Tears: LP

Mellow power pop that sounds a bit like more recent Nick Lowe. The production is slick and the songs can often feel restrained because of it, but then there’s “Can’t Come Home,” with its pedal steel and drifting uncertainty, and “Loose Ends,” with Wayne Kramer guest-shredding, and it’s suddenly hard to find much to complain about. At one point Bradley mentions he washes his hands. Good to hear. –Matt Werts (Porterhouse, porterhouserecords.com)