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 Justin Jacobs!
In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!
SOJA, "Tear It Down" - Don't be a hater: this song is catchy, sunshine-y, let's-get-together reggae from a gang of Americans from D.C. The band's new album is full of fun jams like this, and it just dropped last month. The record features Damian Marley, Michael Franti and more, so the whole thing hits like a big, modern reggae party. You are not too cool to like this song.
Allo Darlin', "Romance and Adventure" - Is there a more British band name than Allo Darlin'? Hello Darling, this is not: the band's from London and play acoustic, slightly twee folk-pop with an understated front woman. There's a subtle, enjoyable lilt to the band's music, especially on new album "We Come from the Same Place." You are not too cool to like this song.