Liz Cooper & the Stampede, "Mountain Man"
A longtime staple of Liz Cooper's live show, "Mountain Man" gets the studio treatment this summer, serving as the kickoff single to her upcoming debut album, Window Flowers. A mid-tempo, slightly off-kilter folk-rocker, it's a love song to burly, bearded boys everywhere. Come for the shambling charm of the song itself, which rolls acoustic guitars, train beats and cosmic-country headiness into the same package. Stay for the music video, in which Cooper straps on a virtual-reality mask and hangs out with a masked macho man. R.C.