New music: 12 acts to listen for in 2012
Yes, that McCartney. Sir Pauls boy is following in his footsteps and recently released The Complete EP Collection, a two-disc set (co-produced by his dad) that combines two earlier digital-only EPs and five new tracks, including a cover of Neil Youngs Old Man. While some may hold him to an impossible standard, the younger McCartneys promising pop-rock tunes make clear hes learned a few lessons about melody, phrasing, and charm. Hell appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on Jan. 30.
— Sarah Rodman