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Chapel Hill, N.C.’s, Comas snuffed a three-year absence with this year’s Conductor CD/DVD release on Yep Roc. Suitable press ensued (medium-size Spin feature); the outfit makes for decent copy around main-guy Andy Herod’s relationship and subsequent breakup with Dawson’s Creek’s Michelle Williams. During those disappeared years, the Comas (basically Herod and a revolving cast) allegedly scrapped an accessible alt-rock record in favor of the dreamy pop-rock reinvention of Conductor. “Tonight on the WB” sounds as if it could be, well, on the WB, and the rest of Conductor makes friendly sounds out of the abounding crumbling-relationship subject matter. The band rocks out, even, on “Invisible Drugs” and “Employment,” and “The Last Transmission” will stick in your noggin for days. Fans of pre-adult-contemporary Yo La Tengo, the more straightforward Mercury Rev moments, and whatever decency indie rock still carries under its belt can catch the Comas with Luna at 10 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $15. (202) 397-7328. (Andrew Earles)