Every town has its poorly kept secrets—bands that have obtained such local musical celebrity that a growing circle of die-hard fans tear their hair out wondering why they aren’t a national smash hit … until they become one. Like Austin’s Los Lonely Boys or Boston’s Guster before them, Nashville’s Bees (not to be confused with the Brits of the same name) are on the short list for the pop launch pad. Comprised of an eclectic group of musicians whose workaday projects have ranged from production and sidemen engagements with everyone from Erasure to Nickel Creek, The Bees have decided to make good on their local legend. The band’s forthcoming platter Starry Gazey Pie (a name that brilliantly describes the album’s contents) will undoubtedly only help matters—drenched as it is in sartorial harmonies and finely wrought heaps of hooks, hooks and more breezy hooks. Featuring Jason Lehning’s sensitive but unobtrusive production, the disc is a slice of classic pop flavored with the acoustic sensibilities only Nashville’s best can muster.