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.
Blake Rainey & His Demons, "The Angels Were Wrong About Her"- Jangly, Georgia power-pop - sort of Matthew Sweet meets Shawn Mullins - from Rainey, who's also in the Young Antiques (with former Pittsburgher/Soda Jerk drummer Kevin Charney). A bit of an Elvis Costello feel to this one, their radio single. The full-length, "Love Don't Cross Me," is getting good reviews. Whenever he needs an extra emotional jolt for his vocals, Rainey reaches deep for a vulnerable falsetto.
Information Society, "Where Were You" - Get ready to dance, as Minneapolis' late-'80s techno/New Wave-y band is back. Remember their Billboard Top-3 hit "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)?" If not, visit YouTube... you'll recognize it immediately. For the first time since 1997, co-founders Paul Robb, Kurt Harland and James Cassidy have joined forces on an album that arrives Sept. 23. Get hip to it now with this song "Where Were You," that asks the question, "Where were you when I fought the craving/where were you when I needed saving?