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.
Sleepy Kitty, “Don’t You Start”-
That’s a great name for this St. Louis art-punk/garage-pop band that’s plenty cute – check out the playful voice and occasional whimsy of singer Paige Brubeck – until they fully wake up, and the distorted guitars and heavy drums show their claws. Co-founded by the drummer from Harvey Danger (“Flagpole Sitta” from the 1990s!) Sleepy Kitty lists among its influences Iggy Pop, MGM musicals, Pavement, pop artist Robert Rauschenberg and filmmaker Jean Luc Godard.
Painted Palms, “Forever”-
Louisiana cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme relocate to San Francisco and release an attention-grabbing, lushly produced debut album that’s pop-rock with flecks of electronica and ‘60s psychedelia. One of their songs, “Soft Hammer,” reminds me of Grizzly Bear. This song has more of a Beatles flair.