The 9:13 Buzz with Jess Phaneuf

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 Jess Phaneuf from WUMB in Boston!

In case you missed it, here's what Jess played:

Ages and Ages, "So Hazy" - I've heard a lot about this band but this is the first time I've sat and listened and this new album Something To Ruin is so wonderful! Despite the album title, the songs are upbeat and hopeful, with perfect melodies for the summertime and really beautiful, thoughtful lyrics. This particular track reminds me of Modest Mouse.

Esme Patterson, "No River" - Beyond singing backing vocals on the tune "Dearly Departed" with Shakey Graves, I hadn't heard of Esme Patterson until her new album came across my desk. WOW. She's such an incredibly talented songwriter with guitar chops to boot! This song serves as a sort of mantra for's really a reminder for all of us - we are human!