MP3 At 3PM: Brent Amaker & The Rodeo

Seattle-based country kingpin Brent Amaker (pronounced AW-mawk-er) and his band have just dropped a digital single as a teaser of their upcoming new album, and it’s a strangely apt cover of the 1983 Ric Ocasek new-wave classic “I Can’t Wait.” With his trademark stripped-back, old-school Bakersfield outlaw-country sound, Amaker turns the delirious ’80s crapstorm original into a tidy little country number you wouldn’t be surprised to hear on the dance floor of places like his hometown’s Little Red Hen. Download “I Can’t Wait” below.

“I Can’t Wait” (download):