Philadelphia-based musician, Marc Neibauer (formerly “Eat Your Birthday Cake”) writes pop songs dressed up as indie rock. Upon listening, an intimate and delicate voice cuts through swirling guitars and visceral drums immediately drawing you in. Neibauer’s new LP, “Don’t Fall Apart” is a pop powerhouse that demands repeated listening. Throughout most of his songs, a simple melody hides lush harmonic and lyrical content. Substantial and relatable themes about growing up permeate his tunes, yet never drags the listener into morose territory. Together, guitarist Matt Jakielaszek and drummer Robert Rouse provide the perfect accompaniment. Their tasteful yet authoritative playing help create vast aural landscapes. It’s hard to trace Neibauer’s direct influences, but fans of Grandaddy, Pavement, Wilco and Sonic Youth will no doubt enjoy Neibauer’s new LP, “Don’t Fall Apart”.