Though their name implies blazing speed, violent force and soaring highs, Brooklyn's Elizabeth & the Catapult is firmly staked on the middle ground.

Though their name implies blazing speed, violent force and soaring highs, Brooklyn's Elizabeth & the Catapult is firmly staked on the middle ground. Even at their most intense, as on "Taller Children," theirs is latte pop for the Wes Anderson-watching, NPR-listening crowd. That they stand out in such an increasingly milquetoast field is a testament to their immense talent and charm.