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 Justin Jacobs
, contributing writer to Relix Magazine
, AOL's Spinner.com
and Pittsburgh's City Paper
In case you missed it here's what he played:
Mark Ronson, "Somebody To Love Me"
- This is one of the best tracks from Ronson's new "Record Collection" album that came out yesterday. It's a dancey, synth-y, 80s spin on his retro-soul sound he perfected with Amy Winehouse. Totally an in-your-car, shameless sing-along.
Drink Up Buttercup, "Young Ladies"
- These dudes are nothing short of insane. Like, actually crazy. Their live show involves trashcans, tribal chanting and playing in the middle of the crowd. Listen to this Beatles-gone-evil psychedelic track and it'll all make sense.
Lohio, "Leave the City, Leave your Room"
- Easily one of Pittsburgh's best bands, Lohio is releasing a new EP, "Family Tree," this week. This track encapsulates their growing sound — beautiful harmonies, fun melodies, Sufjan-esque orchestration and, as always, Greg Dutton's light, folky voice. If the world is a good and fair place, Lohio will blow up something spectacular.
Justin Rutledge, "Be A Man"
- One of my favorite country-folk finds of this year. Guy's got a great, wounded-heart type voice, and his songs are equally as deep. Plus, what a fantastic name!