Neo-retro soul band Durand Jones and the Indications, which launched itself into the Indie cosmos in a humble DIY way three years ago and makes its Santa Barbara debut at SOhO on Thursday, has found itself in some high-profile situations of late. This month alone, the band played its moving songs “Morning in America” (“but I can’t see the dawn”) and “Long Way Home” on CBS News, and last week the band followed the musical career-magnetizing force to the SXSW festival-conference in Austin, Texas. Louisiana-born but Indiana-bound leader Mr. Jones commands the spotlight with a charisma and wisdom beyond his years, and has inspired comparisons to soul singers of the 1960s and ’70s, such as Al Green, and more modern old-school soulsters such as the late Charles Bradley. The band’s new album, “American Love Call,” buzzes with the infectious, instantly loveable, personalized old school sounds the band is calling its own. Ginger Root opens the show. Thursday, 8 p.m., SOhO, 1221 State St. (upstairs). Tickets: $17 and $20. Info: 962-7776, www.sohosb.com.