The 9:13 Buzz with Scott Tady

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: Mini Mansions "Any Emotions" - The psych-pop band's bassist, Zach Dawes, was doing session work on a Brian Wilson record. Zach's bandmates wondered, "Gee, wouldn't it be amazing if we could get Brian to sing on one of our songs?" A few phone calls were made, and to the band's surprise Brian Wilson said "Sure thing," and the next thing they knew, Mini Mansions had a stellar guest vocal track from the Beach Boys legend. This digital single is targeted for the band's March 24 release on T-Bone Burnett's label. Mini Mansions supported Arctic Monkeys on tour dates last year, and lists among its musical friends Haim. Keath Mead, "Polite Refusal" - The 25-year-old South Carolina singer with the curiously spelled first name lists among his influences '60's and '70s pop, The Shins and Jack White. Though it's a not-so-hidden nod to Lou Reed and "Sweet Jane" that emerges on this track from a debut album he says is thematically tied to the anxiety and loss-of-innocence that's associated with coming-of-age.