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8 songs Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins is listening to

In 1997, Third Eye Blind released their self-titled debut album, one that ultimately catapulted the band to mainstream success. Now, 25 years later, the group are commemorating those early days with their retrospective album Unplugged. In celebration of the momentous anniversary, Third Eye Blind are also gearing up for their Summer Gods: 25 Years In The Blind tour with Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad.

Today the band shared the second single from Unplugged, “Red Star.” The track originally appeared on a 2008 EP and has been reworked acoustically, featuring a longer runtime.

Frontman Stephan Jenkins also shared a playlist with Alternative Press. From Kenny Mason‘s “Play Ball” to Pusha T’s “Dreamin Of The Past,” find out which tracks Jenkins considers his current favorites.

Sofi Tukker – “Purple Hat”

This is your ass on drugs.

She Drew The Gun – “Behave Myself”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge may be my favorite DJ. That’s right, I found this song from a TV show.

Hovvdy – “True Love”

Shoegaze with a fresh pine scent.

Kenny Mason – “Play Ball”

I would absolutely wreck this at a festival mosh pit. Reminds me of Local H.

Hockey Dad – “I Need A Woman”

All of their songs are great, and you can hear them opening for Third Eye Blind on tour this summer. Come early and sing every word.

Depeche Mode – “Policy Of Truth”

I pretty much never listen backward, but losing Andy Fletcher recently reminds me of how much they have given. Still thumps like the future.

Pusha T – “Dreamin Of The Past”

A deft entry about being rich and having lots of guns really woke me up when I heard this really nice reference to Third Eye Blind, and of course, I am completely won over.

Cautious Clay – “25/8”

When I’m floating around by myself in a late spring afternoon in my funky San Francisco neighborhood in the Mission District, Cautious Clay is in my headphones, floating with me like my trippy friend.