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: Violent Femmes, "Love, Love, Love, Love, Love" - A song about hate, water and pestilence ... no, just kidding. Actually, this single from the Violent Femmes' first new release in 15 years is, indeed, a song about love. Of course, it's filtered through Gordon Gano's off-kilter, tension-filled voice that we've grown to, well, love. Key lyric: "Some do it for the summit/some do it for the climb/some people like to settle down/I can't help wondering what's on the other side." If you partied to the Violent Femmes in their "American Music," "Blister in the Sun" days, you'll enjoy. Young Guv, "Kelly, I'm Not a Creep" - Toronto hardcore punk Ben Cook indulges his power-pop side -- and we reap the benefits on an album that's one of the year's early surprise standouts. This is a deeper cut -- spinning the age-old story of a boy smitten by a girl in his apartment complex. They've locked eyes, but he wants to take it to the next level, but first hopes to convince her he's not, well, some creep. Good luck with that.