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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Kristin Kontrol, "Show Me" - The voice of Kristin Welchez might sounds familiar, as she is Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls. The band's noir girl group pop is on the back burner at the moment, as Kristin is now hitting notes of '80s and '90s rock, pop and R&B nostalgia as Kristin Kontrol and on her new album, X-Communicate. Given her power onstage and the era this project points to, extra kudos to whoever arranged her run of shows opening for Garbage this summer. 

Hiss Golden Messenger, "Biloxi" - The new Hiss Golden Messenger album, Heart Like A Levee, is due out in October. On it, North Carolina's M.C. Taylor once again surrounds himself with an incredible community of musicians, including Brad and Phil Cook and Tift Merritt. This track is a soothing road tune full of dreams, loneliness and the chasing of art and home, and to my ear, sits alongside some of the acoustic, road-worthy best of Ryan Adams and The Allman Brothers Band. 

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio:

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott:

Big Eyes, "Behind Your Eyes"A refreshing melodic-punk/power-pop band spearheaded by 28-year-old Kait Eldridge, who channels Joan Jett/Runaways and Juliana Hatfield influences on this track off the NYC group's third album. It's a song about recognizing a once-targeted love connection isn't worth the pursuit. "It's a shame you didn't see/the possibility/Of trying to hang with me," she sings with just a touch of remorse, reaching closure by the final verse, "I've got nothing you want/and you're nothing I need."

Teenage Fanclub, "I'm in Love"The Scottish alt-rock band releases its 10th album -- and first in 5 years -- on Sept. 9, led by this delightfully simple single, "I'm in Love". Breezy, jangle-pop guitar leads the way for lyrics about being happy and fulfilled in a relationship (what a concept!) Sample lyric: "It feels good with you next to me/That's enough/Isn't life such a mystery/I'm in love."   

 

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio:

 

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Patrick Bowman!

In case you missed, it here's what Patrick played: 

Katie Dey, "Only To Trip and Fall Down Again" - Katie Dey's has made a career on making bedroom pop that recalls the early trippy music of of Animal Collective. She just dropped "Only to Trip and Fall Down Again," from her new album Flood Network (out 8/12) and its a trip down a rabbit hole. Listening to the track, you can visualize Dey sitting cross legged on the floor of her childhood bedroom, tweaking her pocket psych symphonies on a beat up laptop and cheap synthesizer.


Jamila Woods, "Vry Blk" - 
Jamila Woods is a singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and on her debut album, HEAVN, she crafts quirky neo soul with rich layers of wokeness. “VRY BLK” is an unabashedly fun track with social justice undercurrents, built on the melody of the “Mary Mack” clapping that's deceptively powerful in the right 

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs

In case you missed it, here's what Justin played (commentary by JJ):

Eli "Paperboy" Reed, "Cut Ya Down" - This Boston dude just never disappoints when it comes to a good groove. Reed is one of the most convincing modern soul singers, with an impassioned howl and an effortlessly funky band to back him up. His latest album, My Way Home, is packed with down and dirty, old school soul music that'll get you moving even more than Pokemon Go. The first single is "Cut Ya Down," with its chorus taken from a classic gospel song. If it sounds familiar, though, you may have Moby to thank - he used the same sample for "Run On" from his mega-hit album Play.  

Blind Pilot, "Umpqua Rushing" - The field of acoustic pop is a crowded one, especially since that Ed Sheeran fellow got to town, so it takes something special to stand out. Thankfully, Blind Pilot have what it takes. The band create beautifully catchy, heartfelt folk-pop that feels equally ethereal and totally human. Their latest album, And Then Like Lions, is out soon and is well worth the hour or so of your life. 

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Michael Kiwanuka, "The Final Frame" - After a four-year wait, Michael Kiwanuka's sophomore album Love and Hate continues the innately soulful sounds of his debut album, but with some remarkable growth. There's an added cinematic feel, thanks in part to the production work of Danger Mouse, and Kiwanuka also steps out in the roles of guitarist and bandleader, making this closing track sear and ache.

The Julie Ruin, "I'm Done" - Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre fame is back with the second album by her latest band The Julie Ruin, called Hit Reset. This defining punk voice tears through yet another great pop song, mixing attitude, a defiant melancholy and plenty of bounce.

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

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