On Sitcom Afterlife, from 2014, Detroit quartet Frontier Ruckus constructs sturdy, Americana and indie-pop colored backdrops for the quivering musings of frontman Matthew Milia, who sounds on the verge of falling to pieces on songs like "Bathroom Stall Hypnosis."

On Sitcom Afterlife, from 2014, Detroit quartet Frontier Ruckus constructs sturdy, Americana and indie-pop colored backdrops for the quivering musings of frontman Matthew Milia, who sounds on the verge of falling to pieces on songs like “Bathroom Stall Hypnosis.”

Throughout, the reedy-voiced singer spins tales of romantic failure, exorcises engrained bitterness, expresses vulnerability and wonders what became of his youth. There are no grand statements, but the bandmates have a moving way of delving into the minutiae of the day-to-day.

Dolfish Duo also performs.

Photo by Sean Cook