The Western

Cincinnati, Ohio

This new Cincy foursome released its debut, self-titled EP this spring, showcasing its versatile approach, which spans textural tapestries of sound to more direct, spunky rockers. Singer Leigh Ann Shivener fronts the band with expressive, sassy vocals, while Rich Shivener (guitar), Ben Jones (bass) and Dave Tennant (drums) concoct crafty soundscapes that can be chiming and ambient one minute and Garage Rock-direct the next.

Dig It: The Walkmen, Camera Obscura, Guided By Voices and Gwen Stefani form a supergroup. (MB)