Staff writer Sam Willett makes his “MP3s” debut on a countdown that features everything from aged grunge bands going punk to aged punk bands going pop. And there’s even some Mike D. Prepare to feel
old the nostalgia.
10. Jonathan Rado – “Hand in Mine”
Jonathan Rado has taken a break from Foxygen to work out a collection of his own songs. His solo debut, Law and Order, drops in September (via Woodsist), and it promises to reference all the right ’60s psychedelia and folk, per Rado’s signature style. Boy-girl duet “Hand in Mine” sounds like it came from some alternate reality in which Bob Dylan and Joan Baez requited their love for one another and decided to express their romance in a sappy pop song. “I won’t leave you standing in the rain again,” they sing. “I won’t let you stand at all.” —Jon Hadusek