3 new streaming tracks you need to hear...

First of all, the Decemberists are set to release a new album in early 2015, and this is the first single:

Secondly, one of my top-5 all-time R.E.M. songs, "Walk Unafraid," is being covered on an upcoming movie soundtrack:

Then, thirdly, Steve Taylor has a new animated video as we count down the days to his first album in 20 years. I'm not able to embed it as it is debuting on Relevant's website.