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.
Deleted Scenes, "Songs of Leaving Behind"
- Art-rock band - in the avant-garde, not pretentious prog- sense -- debuts this closing track off their "Lithium Burn" album due out April 15. It's atmospheric, shape-shifting goodness, with fits of frazzle that float back to a spot of temporary serenity. After sifting through spasms of chaos and drama you symbolically reach the pleasing payoff -- a simple, lyrical declaration: "I will love you till the end of time."
Ashley Riley, "All the Pretty Things"
- SoundCloud calls her "roots pop" (is that really a genre?). To me, Ashley Riley is part of the refreshing new stable of country artists a la Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe who are less Pop Gloss, and more Patty Griffin. This is the Illinois artist's title track from her enjoyable Feb. 18 release.