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 from Andy
The Van Allen Belt -- "Different Storm"
The new record from these locals is another stellar one; Heaven on a Branch
is both beautiful and weird, and shows the hallmarks of a group of artists with a cohesive view of what they do. Like I said in my short review of the album: There's no reason the BMSR-and-Animal Collective crew shouldn't all want this album.
André Costello and the Cool Minors -- "Virgil"
This is the lead track from this band's first full-length, The Rattling Arcade
, issued by Wild Kindness Records. I've been a fan since André's first solo album, and this one fulfills a lot of the potential he showed early on. This could be a breakout for a great local songwriter.