(Heartland) The first reason I love the Exquisites' self-titled debut is because there is a big, stern-looking, and aqua-eyed kitty face on the cover. I will listen to anything with a cat on the cover. The second reason, and, I suppose, the most important reason I love the Exquisites' debut is because it's so great! It's hard not to recall Built to Spill's feedback-filled jam sessions in the swirling guitar of "Dead End Streets," and in "Embrace Moments of Pain," singer Jason Clackley's vocals are delivered with cathartic urgency while also carrying a catchy melody. Throughout the album, the Exquisites are both abrasive and graceful. Wild Moth and Health Problems open. Maybe the cat will be there, too.