Lately I’ve been wearing out both “Above the Ground” and “Hello” by Mark Berube & The Patriotic Few. The clip of the first song, which is available on YouTube, is a shortened version that provides a good feel for the whole of this very mellow piece and its terrific lyrics. Guest singer Emily Loizeau joins the band on that piece as well. “Hello” is hypnotic. Both are on the band’s June in Siberia album, released earlier this year.