Don’t pity the one-hit wonders—so they get wildly rich and famous only once. If they’re smart, they’ve still got a career, even if it’s one that ends in a Fargo dinner theater. Maybe Austin rockers FASTBALL understand this. After topping Billboard’s modern-rock chart with “The Way” in 1998, they released their third album in 2000—to little fanfare—and drifted apart. Now reunited, they’ve begun their second act. KEEP YOUR WIG ON (Ryko) is effortlessly tuneful, but it’s unlikely to land them an Elvis-like comeback. No one’s ever accused singer-songwriters Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo of going too deep, and there’s a lot of moon-June material here. Still, their voices sound great together and, with the band newly freed from major-label pressure, positively liberated.

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