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.
Life Leone, "I Can't Say No." - Fuzzy garage-rock meets the dusty desert in the music of this Laos-born, Joshua Tree, Calif.,-raised artist who also lived for awhile in Vietnam, crafting guitars. This new single arrives ahead of Leone's first U.S. tour. Once described as "a rougher brand of indie-rock," he reminds me here of The Strokes.
The Decemberists, "Make You Better" - "We're not that starry-eyed anymore." Colin Meloy sings with resignation and compelling emotion on this lead-off single from the seventh studio album from the Portland. Ore. indie heroes (arriving Jan. 20). This song foreshadows the lyrical thrust of "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World," which could be the band's most personal album yet. "Having a family, having kids, having this career, getting older -- all of these things have made me look more inward," Meloy says.