RADAR: Bat Manors

Frontman, founder Adam Klopp leads the loose knit "folk-core" music collective from Provo, Utah known as Bat Manors. They are also, according to their bio, "commonly credited for being one of the best bands of all time." We're not quite ready to bestow that particular accolade at this time, but we have taken something of a serious shine to Klopp and company's unpretentious amalgam of pastoral, lilting alt-pop and chamber folk songs.

Describing their debut album Literally Weird (January 27, Bleed101) as a "story of love, sexual discovery, and losing your faith in one of the most faith-driven communities in the world" is plenty to contemplate -- we just like the gentle harmonies, orchestral arrangements and some of the loveliest melodies we've heard in a while. Stream "Manifest Destiny" and watch the lo-fi video for "Come To Here" at the Currents page.

Nashville singer/songwriter Angel Snow's new album won't be coming until later this year but we get a first glimpse with "Secret," a new track and video shot by Fairlight Hubbard. Pick up "Secret" now as part of the Nashville Indie Spotlight sampler at iTunes. More on Angel Snow at DC here...

"'Glimmer' reads a bit like a Hollywood mystery," says Bill Leeb of the Canada's lush ambient pop outfit Delerium. Pulling unreleased tracks, b-sides and remixes for an upcoming rarities collection due later this year, Leeb and engineer Greg Reely rediscovered "Glimmer" in a box of outtakes from the Delerium album Chimera. The resurfaced 2005 song, notable in part for the vocals of Metric's Emily Haines, is being released today as an EP featuring multiple remixes. Says Leeb: "The song's words remind us even in the darkest moments when it seems all is lost, with perseverance and a little luck, we can find our own place and keep that glimmer of hope."

Brandi Carlile

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