“Intrepid” – Pinegrove. A fine new single and the exciting “More News Coming Soon” entry on Pinegrove’s website is promising for 2018. 

“Boy Crazy” – Lydia Loveless. Likely the first single I ever heard from Loveless, who in now in that group of 20 or so artists that I love the most right now. Originally released in 2013, it’s the title track of a collection of B-sides and older stuff she just released.

“Find the River” – R.E.M. Today is the release date for the 25th anniversary edition of Automatic For The People, so might as well include another song from it. This has to be in the pantheon of all-time great closing tracks, the perfect summation of the perfect album.

“For Nancy (‘Cos It Already Is)” – Pete Yorn. Man, this song… I had no idea who Pete Yorn was and then I heard this song in the summer of 2001 on the old Music Choice channels that were part of my cable package in Kansas City. It’s a cornerstone song for that era, when we were coming out of the grunge years but the indie rock ‘00s hadn’t really kicked off yet. The entire album, musicforthemorningafter, is an underrated classic.