Playlist: 'Beat This Summer' by Brad Paisley, plus 10
Posted February 25, 2013
Summer starts early on Beat This Summer, the second single from Paisley's Wheelhouse album. Beginning a lurching guitar part that mimics the start-and-stop action of a Ferris wheel, he constructs a sunny season so filled with memories, he's going to spend the rest of his life wishing he could recapture it.Brian Mansfield
USA TODAY music critic Edna Gundersen highlights 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening.
She Found Now, My Bloody Valentine
Strains of David Bowie's Space Oddity sneak into this dreamy opener from m b v, the band's first album since 1991 landmark Loveless.
Hear my Train A Comin', Jimi Hendrix
Breaking from his original trio, the late guitar god takes an edgy, raw turn on this cut from previously unreleased People, Hell and Angels, out March 5.
Like Nothing That You've Seen, Mark Lindsay
The singer/co-founder of Paul Revere & the Raiders heads back to the garage on a sax-kissed track with guest Steven Van Zandt.
Peach Blossom, Eels
Mark Oliver Everett's bent, battered blues joins a host of highlights on his 10th album, the ambitious and diverse Wonderful, Glorious.
Minute by Minute, James Hunter Six
The British blue-eyed soul singer again evokes Sam Cooke on the bluesy, sax-fired title track from his band's strong new album.
Everything Drifts, Iceage
The Danish quartet smartly blends sophistication and punk ferocity in a standout from second album You're Nothing.
European Me, Johnny Marr
On this track from solo album 'The Messenger,' Marr cops cool guitar lines from his Smiths past, precisely what fans crave.
Backyard Skulls, Frightened Rabbit
The Scottish rock band's striking anthem studies the dark side of suburbia, from fourth album Pedestrian Verse.
My Number, Foals
A geeky-cool disco tune from the British indie band's engaging third studio album, Holy Fire.
Fortunate Son, John Fogerty
Fogerty enlists the Foo Fighters on a raucous remake of his 1969 classic, on the upcoming set of collaborations, Wrote a Song for Everyone.
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