“New Friend Jesus”

    On Jan. 24, Vagrant issues Clear Heart Full Eyes, the solo debut from Hold Steady leader Craig Finn. So far, the tracks from the album have been less rocking, and more countrified, so it makes sense that he’d take these songs away from the full band. Add to that new single “New Friend Jesus,” a rollicking, strummy jam that sounds like it was written for a scene in Friday Night Lights where Tim Riggins is just driving in a deserted oil field. You can stream the track over at Stereogum.