Can’t get past this song, even ten years later. The whole album, Failer, is top-drawer alt-country-rock, and “Six O’Clock News” is a great calling card: Melodic, gutsy, overlaid with the kind of windblown sadness that you can imagine hurtling across the frozen plains. She sings great, she writes great, she has a boffo sense of humor and she looks exactly like that picture to the left. Definitely give this one a spin, eh?
Bonus points: She dated, then dumped, that guy from Bon Iver.
Extra-bonus points: The part where she says, “Peter, sweet baby.” (may not apply)