DOWNLOAD: Fairewell - Born Under a Bad Sign (Echo Lake Remix)
I feel kind of weird when I intro a new cut as one of the best songs of the year. Surely all the songs I bring your way should be the best songs of the year? But alas, they cannot, or at least they can't be as great as Fairewell's "Born Under a Bad Sign." This is the kind of vulnerable, wide-eyed indie rock song that's been missing from the world too long. Here, it's stretched out into nine minutes by Echo Lake, who rightly realize that the only thing wrong with the track is that it ends.