Nashville trio Leagues have made a big splash in their short existence. Formed in 2010, the band is made up of old friends who'd begun to make a name for themselves in assorted other projects on the Nashville scene, whether as solo musicians, band members or for-hire touring and session players.
A handful of early tracks from Leagues' 2011 debut EP stirred up some blog attention, and in January of this year they returned with a debut full-length, You Belong Here. The band's solemn, moody indie sound has earned comparisons to the National and others.
In town for a gig at the Cedar Cultural Center, Leagues stopped by The Current studio to play a few songs and talk with host Mark Wheat about the band's St. Paul roots and the drummer's incredible hair.
Songs played: "Spotlight," "Walking Backwards" and "You Belong Here."