This new Cincy quintet makes a gorgeous, glorious noise, with dramatic, symphonic soundscapes sweeping beneath the dazzling vocals of singer/keyboardist Jane Smith. The band’s name is French for “Beautiful History,” and Belle Histoire has what it takes to look back on their music careers in a couple of decades and recall it as just that. Look for the band’s debut EP, Spirits, out now.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Cat Power, Over the Rhine with more “Rock,” Feist. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)