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. Pixies, "Another Toe in the Ocean" - At first (and maybe second) glance, this sounds like Bad Religion. But it's actually a song from the first Pixies album in 23 years! Although "Indie Cindy" has been getting slagged by some critics, I like it, even if it's not the Pixies in groundbreaking mode. This is a fun summery song with typically surreal lyrics and a chorus that sticks in your head. Ingrid Michaelson, "You Got Me" - Not a big Ingrid Michaelson fan, per se, but the new album, "Lights Out,' has some good songs, like this duet with Storyman, who opens for her at Stage on May 25. Michaelson's sound has been expanded since she arrived as the quirky ukulele girl, so it might be time for pop radio to take another look.