Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardrop
from WFUV in New York!
In case you missed, it here’s what she played:
Stars, "From The Night" - No One Is Lost
is Stars' seventh album, and you can tell that the Montreal studio they recorded in was above a dance club. The beats, energy and imagery are all absorbed into the songs, and although it's a sound Stars started to explore on its last album The North
, it's taken even further here. The band clearly has fun on this song (and this album), but as usual, Stars doesn't ignore the dark.
Hey Rosetta! "Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)" -
This Newfoundland band has just released its fourth album, Second Sight
. It's already out in Canada and will be released in the U.S. in January. Hey Rosetta! is songwriter Tim Baker and now six other musicians, so it's rock at the core plus cello, violin, french horn, synthesizers and more. Much of the band's catalog could be film soundtrack material, but as Baker took on the challenge of writing a single for this album, this song is one that manages to feel both focused and expansive.