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.
Jack White, "Entitlement" - Jack is sick of spoiled people who act entitled, and he's tired of being told what to do. Modern rock's top guitarist takes out his frustrations on piano on this countrified slow-burner and standout track from White's bold and fascinating new album, "Lazaretto," arriving June 10. Yes, there's explosive guitar; though some of the quieter, more spacious moments on the highly anticipated album yield many of its most memorable hooks. I haven't read any reviews yet, though my preliminary mark is an A-.
Stream Jack White's new album in full here.
Grand Piano, "Punk Rocker" - Trumpet and sax assert themselves on this eclectic and compelling debut full-length from the Pittsburgh rock-folk-jazz-honky-tonk band. Singer Zak Kane has a languid, lived-through-a-lot delivery that counter-balances the instrumental ambitiousness swirling around him. "I dreamed about my travels and I traveled though my dreams," he says in this soul-searching song recalling a former life as a punk rocker. Sharp lead guitar, boisterous bass and a fuzzy layer of rhythm guitar all hop along for the ride on what the Violent Femmes might sound like if they covered They Might Be Giants (or vice versa.) Tough to peg, easier to listen to, Grand Piano's "Leap Year," album arrives June 17. The CD release show, June 13
at The Rex, includes special guests Chet Vincent & the Big Bend, Roger Harvey & the Wild Life and Morgan Erina of Broken Fences.
Also check out: Tijuana Panthers' "Nobo" from the garage-surf-punk band's new album released yesterday. Sounds like the Velvet Underground filtered through a West Coast haze.
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