Bethesda is not the kind of band that garners an easy label. Hailing from Kent (in spite of the name), the recording artists embody a sound unlike other artists in the Northeast Ohio music scene. Their latest EP, “Dreamtiger & Other Tails,” is a refreshing aural experience in an otherwise lackluster year of releases thus far. Led by vocalist Shanna Delaney, Bethesda’s release takes on a sound akin to Zooey Deschanel’s She and Him, then runs with it in an entirely different musical direction. A robust and often powerful array of instrumentations comes blossoming from the speakers. The EP kicks off with the intriguing “A Song for the Peasant Farmer,” but the clear standout is the closer “Dreamtiger,” which launches with the sounds of an organ and then pumps straight into the uplifting vocal strengths of Delaney and the talent around her. An honest look at life in general, Bethesda’s “Dreamtiger & Other Tails” is a welcome addition to the frequently overlooked folk-rock scene and a stellar look at what’s to come from this promising local group. Hear Bethesda’s quirky indie stylings and roaring vocals at the “Dreamtigers & Other Tails” release party on May 7, held at Musica. Craig Ramsey and The Speedbumps open; tickets are $10 in advance. Doors open at 7.