Sons of Bill, "Believer / Pretender"
Trading their Americana roots for the skyward sweep of Reagan-era college rock, Sons of Bill introduce their upcoming release, Oh God Ma'am, with this Eighties-leaning anthem. The electric guitars, whose reverb-heavy chimes and chorus-pedaled punch nod to everyone from Echo and the Bunnymen to the War on Drugs, will draw you in. But the double-tracked vocals, which swoon one minute and sweep the next, will hook you. R.C.