The 9:13 Buzz with Andy Mulkerin

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 Andy Mulkerin! In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy: Twin Peaks, "Flavor" - This Chicago garage-rock outfit just released its new album, Wild Onion, yesterday. This is the catchy-as-all-get-out single; in the realm of the garage-rock revival, this is one of the bands that gets the balance between raw and well-written right. Saul Conrad, "Carousel" - The Boston singer-songwriter with the parrot on his shoulder is back with a new album. He's an unconventional songwriter -- many of his songs are linear, and don't even circle back through a chorus more than once -- but this new album is closer to pop than he's gotten before.