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:
Massive Attack feat. Young Fathers, “Voodoo in My Blood” - The godfathers of Triphop just dropped the Ritual Spirit EP, their first release since 2010s Heliogoland, and it’s an exciting, lively, suitably tar black four songs that proves these guys aren’t over the hill yet. My favorite track is titled “Voodoo in My Blood” which features a fire guest spot from scary good Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers, who are only a few years removed for winning the Mercury Prize from their debut album Dead, and it also shows how Massive Attack are going out and finding new, challenging collaborators.
Bibio, “Feeling” - Bibio is the project of UK-based singer/songwriter/producer Stephen Wilkinson who has a penchant for building songs around obscure folk guitar samples that sound like they were dipped in analog recording warmth before he spliced them into his own track. His 2009 record Ambivalence Avenue was one of my favorites that year, and really puts his “folktronica” into focus. His next album A Mineral Love is due out in April and he just dropped the super funky first single “Feeling” which sounds like he was the art school brother to the Bee Gees that no one ever talked about.