Emmie Bishop sings with an ethereal grace and a mesmerizing focus; think a cool Enya if she’d been raised in the Ohio Valley. The former Evans Collective vocalist linked up with Gabriel Molnar (Sometimes, Old City, 1000 Arms) and State Song frontman Scot Torres to create the shimmering wonder of Little Lights. In fairly short order, the trio recorded four amazing rough tracks (still available at Bandcamp) and began increasing their local profile. According to the band’s recent bio, Torres has left to concentrate on State Song, while Megan Scharff now provides strings to its skyscraping sound. Whatever form the group takes, it’s all in the service of Little Lights’ astonishingly atmospheric and beautiful songs — prepare to be captivated.
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