That was nearly six years ago. The Pittsburgh quartet's lush, barely structured early material earned comparisons to Radiohead, invariably invoking the description "ethereal." The group's very occasional hooks -- take the time to find "Something of a Cat and Mouse" from their 2000 debut, Pale Blue Day -- didn't so much soar as leap directly into the stratosphere. New Invisible Joy began writing (somewhat) conventional songs right about the time that Yorke et al. stopped. Two albums later, the see-through-happy crew has found a balance between singer John Schisler's falsetto-leaning vocals and Gaydos's blissfully insidious guitar lines. On tracks like "It Ain't Easy," Brian Colletti hits the drums like he's desperately trying to burn off a few pounds, proving that the best emotional rock isn't emo.