Tim Kasher has little left to prove, having fronted emo stalwarts Cursive and The Good Life for two decades and releasing several solo albums on his own. But, perhaps in a bid to reclaim his indie-rock crown, Kasher has written a concept album of sorts that also functions as a soundtrack to an upcoming film he wrote and directed about a failing engagement. Kasher still wields his everyman voice and vitriolic pen like a weapon, creating evocative imagery that illustrates the pressures we feel to couple up, start a family, and become something familiar. “Son become a father, a professor, time to settle down, settle down, settle down,” Kasher intones on “Runts,” voicing an unsaid social-pressure mantra that lurks in the back of our minds. Musically, Kasher dots his indie-rock guitar-based songs with cello, vibraphone, and other orchestral touches, like a more symphonic version of Cursive, while mixing tonalities on songs like “Break Me Open” or giving “No Secret” catchy, fast-twitch melodies and a ticking beat to keep things interesting. Brimming with intensity and detail, No Resolution just might be Kasher's magnum opus.