The 9:13 Buzz with Scott Mervis

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 Mervis! In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott. The Julie Ruin, "Just My Kind" - Although this more subdued song might not fully demonstrate it, Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna is back with a force with this new band, which just released its debut album. She's her screamy, punky self again after spending the past decade fighting the effects of Lyme disease. On this song, better for morning radio, she hits more of a Motown kind of soul groove. Eels, "Where I'm From" - There are few singers who pack as much feeling into a phrase as Mark Everett. He's in a folky, reflective mode on this song from the forthcoming album "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett." Let's hope he follows that with his first show here since opening for Tom Verlaine at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2006.