Artist: Dr. Dog Track: "The Old Days" Album: Fate Listen

Dr. Dog blew me away at Little Brother's last year, with a rather rare mix of sensibilities: pop-rock's desire to please; indie rock's willingness to try anything; and folk's fascination with the Bible, rustic, homespn imagery and the macabre. I'm not sure anything could top We All Belong, but the new one, Fate, is growing on me. The entire thing, out July 22, is streaming at the above link.