The songs of local indie-rock quartet Makeshift Shelters might sound eerily familiar the first time you hear them. The emotional neediness lead vocalist Ella Boissonnault delivers on the band’s tracks may remind you of high school, when you fought with your parents about curfew and shopped exclusively at Hot Topic. Young suburban love at its starry-eyed best and volatile worst are Makeshift Shelters’ bread and butter—just listen to “This Song Is Definitely Not About a Boy,” a lament about not being able to hold hands with a boy. Boissonnault sings urgent lyrics with unassuming sweetness over clattering percussion while bandmates Andrew Clark and Phil Edfors wail on their guitars. The band’s album release party at Comet Ping Pong might not bring out all of the District’s lovelorn teens, but their songs will remind you of the days when you screamed Dashboard Confessional lyrics at the top of your lungs. Makeshift Shelters performs with Taking Meds and Polyon at 9 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12. (202) 364-0404.