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 Wardropfrom WFUV in New York!
In case you missed, it here’s what she played:
John Grant, "Disappointing" - This American songwriter based in Iceland is set to release Grey Tickles, Black Pressure in October. It's a follow-up to his 2013 album Pale Green Ghosts, which showcased Grant's artful eccentricity and dark humor cabaret. Those songs also explored beats, and he takes that sound even further on this new song, which features vocals by Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl.
Nathaniel Rateliff, "I Need Never Get Old" - I first heard Rateliff in 2012 with his song "Whimper and Wail," and there was a ragged edge to his voice but the delivery was slightly halted. Now he's not holding anything back, belting and preaching soul songs with roots, joined by his band The Night Sweats. This track opens the self-titled album, which very appropriately has a home on the Stax label.