The 9:13 Buzz with Scott Tady

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 of The Beaver County Times. In case you missed it here's what he played (with commentary by Scott): Snow Patrol, "Called Out in the Dark" - The Britpop band admits its new album -- the first in 3 years -- took longer than expected to finish. The wait was worth it, judging by the first two singles, including this track highlighted both by Gary Lightbody's elegant, Bryan Ferry-ish vocals, and cool and subtle indie-electronica synth squiggles. Yacht, "Utopia" - Trippy and danceable electro-pop from "Shangri-La," the sophomore release from the Portland, Ore. band that floats somewhere between The Talking Heads and Devo. This single typifies Yacht's sunny view of man's perpetual quest for utopia. Tune in, turn on and shake your body Dec. 5, when Yacht sets sail for the Rex Theatre on the South Side. It's been a breakout year for "Y" bands, namely Yuck, Yawn and now Yacht.