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The Stone Foxes, “Cold Like a Killer” from Twelve Spells (2015): One Track Mind

The Stone Foxes, “Cold Like a Killer” from Twelve Spells (2015): One Track Mind

Somewhere today, a SXSW hipster is going to proclaim the Stone Foxes — this band, right here — the best damn thing happening in Austin right now.

Brian Wilson, “Runaway Dancer” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson, “Runaway Dancer” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

How much of Brian Wilson’s third-act resurgence is studio magic? We search for clues in a live take on a song from his upcoming solo album.

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

When Mickey Newbury covered a song, he did it with such intensity that it’s hard to imagine it done any other way. Here’s another example.

Dion, “Sanctuary” from Recorded Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 (2015)

Dion, “Sanctuary” from Recorded Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 (2015)

Dion will always be remembered for his pre-British Invasion songs, but there was far more to him than “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer.”

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven would describe himself as a cinematic progressive-rock singer songwriter. But “Revenge Of Dr. Komodo” doesn’t quite fit that description.

Smokin’ Joe Kubek + Bnois King, “Cornbread” from Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (2015)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek + Bnois King, “Cornbread” from Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (2015)

There’s a blessedly long list of food-based blues. Add Dallas-based Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s “Cornbread” to that lip-smacking list.

Ross Hammond, “You Are My Sunshine,” from Flight (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Ross Hammond’s bare interpretation of “You Are My Sunshine” is an intimacy that comes from stark simplicity.

Mumford and Sons, “Believe” from Wilder Mind (2015): One Track Mind

Mumford and Sons, “Believe” from Wilder Mind (2015): One Track Mind

Mumford and Sons’ electrified “Believe” feels more like an evolution, organic and heartfelt, than a sharp right turn.

Chris Stamey, “Invisible” from  Euphoria (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Stamey, “Invisible” from Euphoria (2015): One Track Mind

Connections to their shared history stream through every quiet moment of Chris Stamey’s new song with Mitch Easter — and even more light.

Ringo Starr, “Right Side of the Road” from Postcards from Paradise (2015): One Track Mind

Ringo Starr, “Right Side of the Road” from Postcards from Paradise (2015): One Track Mind

Ringo Starr’s comfy, aw-shucks persona often obscures his very real talents as a drummer. Then you hear a song like “Right Side of the Road.”