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:
Ron Pope & the Nighthawks, "Hell or High Water"
- Averaging 15 million Pandora spins per month, indie-folk-pop singer Pope releases this debut from his new band, The Nighthawks. Peppy horns, buoyant piano, tight guitar and soulful vocals ... all present and accounted for. Says Pope, "This song more so than any of the others reminds me of what it’s like to run with the ‘Hawks on the road, up on stage sweating, dancing until I almost fall over, watching a room full of people lose it as we get loose."
Holy Wave, "She Put a Seed in My Ear" -
From out in the West Texas town of El Paso, people are falling in love with this psych-rock band. Vocals have that hazy/dreamy vibe, though the guitar is more focused, the hooks more crystalline than some of their neo-shoegazer peers. Pitchfork dropped comparisons to early Kinks (I'm not quite hearing that) and "Nuggets" psychedelic-garage rock (I'll buy that.)