A Case of the Fridays

Yup, this week marks the return of Bruce, so I figure it’s fitting to begin with his first single, “Radio Nowhere.” It’s an urgent guitar rocker over the 867-5309 progression that gives Springsteen something he can dig his gruff voice into.

MP3: Radio NowhereBruce Springsteen

And we close out this week with Dashboard Confessional’s “The Shade of Poison Trees.” Chris Carraba carves out a melodic emo ballad on his acoustic guitar and then layers it with strings and keys, buffing it to a pop sheen.

MP3: The Shade of Poison TreesDashboard Confessional