I count my love for the music of Ted Leo up there with other unalienable rights: Life, liberty, the pursuit of "Happyness" (natch) and the ability to use 15 minutes of every workday to watch last night's Colbert report on YouTube.
So when Mr. Leo releases new material, it's not just manna from heaven; it also sends me into lip-smacking, mouth-foaming, paroxysms of joy.
Do you believe the hype? Did I get drool on your sweater?
Listen: "Sons of Cain," from the forthcoming (due in March) Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' album.
Hint: Click the link, and you'll be able to save the track in your iTunes. Don't get greedy.
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ContributorsSarah Rodman is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
James Reed is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
Jonathan Perry is the Globe's Scene & Heard columnist, covering local music.
Michael Brodeur is the assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering pop music, TV, and nightlife.
Julian Benbow is a staff writer at the Boston Globe, covering sports and music.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
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