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As label mottoes go, “Esurient for Change” ain’t exactly “The Sound of Young America.” But man, could Kevin Pearce’s Bexleyheath-based indie back it up. The flowing, free-jazzy “Stumble,” for example, stretches jangle pop nearly to its breaking point and then reels it in again—Astral Weeks in four minutes instead of 47. —Leonard Roberge