“Conduit” by Jon McKiel

“A peace sign to America, a system of love.” Those are the opening lyrics to “Conduit,” which is from the album Memorial Ten Count by Canadian singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jon McKiel. But don’t expect Summer of Love-era sunshine — the song is intense yet haunting, with a hypnotic, siren-like guitar riff hovering over this thrashing rock sound. Shoutout to NPR’s excellent All Songs Considered podcast, which turned me on to it.