Indiana soul outfit comes into its own on sophomore LP 'American Love Call'

Led by the dusky, plaintive vocals of Louisiana native Durand Jones and the smooth falsetto of drummer/singer Aaron Frazer, Bloomington quintet Durand Jones & the Indications is a neo-soul group that's a cut above what you likely just thought of when you heard the term “neo-soul.” (Noteworthy: Guitarist Blake Rhein is also a researcher for the soul aficionados at incomparable Chicago label Numero Group.) On sophomore LP American Love Call, a collab between Dead Oceans and Colemine Records, the band's sound is fully realized with lush string and horn arrangements. (Safe bet)