The most poignant tracks on Indestructible are fueled by frontman Tim Armstrong's recent divorce from his wife -- and Distillers frontwoman -- Brody Armstrong. "Tropical London" blends Armstrong's marble-mouth delivery and lovelorn lyrics into the sound of a woman walking out the door. "Fall Back Down" is a hard-luck anthem for the ages, with purring Farfisa and a chorus as rousing as a 21-gun salute.
Elsewhere, knuckles get broken -- in addition to Armstrong's heart -- on "Spirit of '87," a raw-lunged ode to rock and roll that ranks among this band's best. Ska-inflected thumper "Red Hot Moon" comes buoyed by the sandpaper-coarse raps of Transplants growler Skinhead Rob, and "Django" is a shot of revved-up rockabilly stiff enough to make eyes water. Right along with Armstrong's.