Bill Eberle, "Groceries"
A modern-day, first-rate folkie on his 2016 debut, Matter and Time, Bill Eberle gets weird, woozy and topical with this off-kilter pop song about the violence of the 21st century. "I can't get used to this," he insists during the song's chorus, refusing to grow nonchalant. Behind him, psychedelic surf-rockers the Beech Benders serve as his backup musicians, layering the song with Beatles-worthy harmonies and pillowy keyboards. Like the rest of Eberle's upcoming LP, Soft Light, "Groceries" contrasts the simple pleasures of everyday life – including a trip to the market alongside your partner – with a modern age punctuated by xenophobia, a gun epidemic and other byproducts of Trump's America. Call it repurposed protest music. R.C.