Andrew Belle lingers between dreamy washes and orchestral swells, his breathy croon forlorn and wistful. At its best, the elegance and upright carriage recall the Pernice Brothers. Belle's 2010 debut The Ladder followed too closely on the heels of similar artists such as David Gray, but its follow-up effort, Black Bear, adopted a moodier sneer and some facial hair. Nashville's Leagues are a Christian rock band that includes Triangle alt-country expat Thad Cockrell. Better than Belle, they effectively weave atmospherics into catchy mid-tempo rock on their recent debut, You Belong Here.