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 Patrick Bowman!
In case you missed, it here's what Patrick played:
Wild Nothing, “Reichpop”
- Wild Nothing is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/producer Jack Tatum who has consistently made jangly, beach rock with ambitious flourishes since his 2010 debut Gemini. He kind of got lumped in with similar sounding bands like Beach Fossils and Real Estate around the same time but was quietly more ambitious. That ambition has manifested itself with the third track he’s released off his forth coming full length Life of Pause, titled “Reichpop” which unsubtly references legendary minimalist music pioneer Steve Reich. The song really does a good job of combining pop instincts with repetitive, meandering sonics to produce an unusually powerful song.
White Denim, “Holda You (I’m Psycho)”
- Austin rockers White Denim new track “Holda You (I’m Psycho)” from their upcoming album, Stiff which is coming out in March is just a lot of fun. It’s a song that feels of the same ilk as the classic 70s rock they have embraced their entire career, including their last album, the bluesy guitar lick heavy Corsicana Lemonade, or the Quicksilver-esque head trips of 2011’s D, which is one of my favorite albums of the past few years. “Holda You (I’m Psycho)” wastes no time kicking down doors and kind of sounds like a garage rock take on Blue Sky by the Allman Brothers, from the crazy guitar licks to lead singer James Petralli’s soulful howl.
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