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). Escondido, "Evil Girls" - This Nashville duo serves up a spaghetti-western vibe. It's all good (not bad, or ugly), especially when singer Jessica Maros' voice comes floating in. She might make you think of Mazzy Star. They've got another song, "Bad Without You," in which she sings about "In the hills of Pennsylvania, closer to the moon/I'm bad without you." Well, all right then! Escondido made its national TV debut this month on Conan. Said the Whale, "I Love You" - The Vancouver alt-rock quintet revs up the fun on a road-trip-worthy, Dandy Warhols-ish single from an EP arriving June 18. Sample lyrics: "You're kind of sad but I love you/You're kind of rough but I love you/Maybe I'm broke but I love you/I know it's stupid but I love you." Guess that's what you'd call unconditional love.