Fifty years ago, five musicians who would later adopt the plainspoken moniker, The Band, emerged from a salmon-colored house in upstate New York with what became a seminal album in the rock n’ roll canon, one that introduced the term “Americana” into the popular music lexicon. Flash-forward to the mid-aughts and painfully earnest, woefully less cool bands like Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, and Of Monsters and Men “Ho’d” and “Hey’d” the spirit of Songs From Big Pink to death. Thankfully, with Everything’s Better (released this week), One Eleven Heavy has more adeptly mined the magic formula first introduced on Big Pink, mixing sturdy song structures with breathable interludes, loose harmonies and world-class chops. The album’s opener, “Old Hope Chest,” jangles around a familiar chord progression before descending into Grateful Dead-ish psychedelia, while “Crosses” sets James Toth’s compelling lyrics to an unpretentious rock n’ roll boogie. As part of an amalgamation of talented players and songwriters that, much like The Band, is more international than one might expect from a band producing quintessentially American music OEH features former Royal Trux bassist and Void Arts & Music scribe Daniel A. Brown on bass, as well as Nick Mitchell Maiato and Toth on guitars, Ryan Jewell on drums and Hans Crew on organ.