Laura Mvula

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio: 

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio: 

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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 Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Sunflower Bean, "Easier Said" - This Brooklyn band released an EP last year, and its full-length debut, Human Ceremony, is due out February 5th. Also last year, they went on tour with both Wolf Alice and Best Coast, and their sound fits with both bands. The trio can do gritty riffs, indie-pop or the more ethereal vocal feel of this song, but whatever the sound, they bring energy and an amazing ear for melody.

Laura Mvula, "Overcome" - I was completely blown away by Mvula's 2013 album Sing To The Moon. It was choral, orchestra, soul, pop and a beautiful display of her gift for arranging (and her gift of a voice). This song, which is from a forthcoming album, features the great Nile Rodgers, and the extra funk and groove added to Mvula's grace and energy is a perfect combo.

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The Mercury Prize has announced it's nominees for the 2013 award season. The Prize is used to honor one artist from the United Kingdom or Ireland for outstanding music, and is usually a huge boost for any artist that receives it. This year's nominees have a giant in their midst, so it's definitely going to be a nail biter.The nominees include The Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, David Bowie, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, Rudimental, Savages, and Villagers.

This year, James Blake receives his second nomination, his first being for his eponymous breakthrough record in 2011. He has come from a dubstep background, and has worked with some huge names in the music industry, including Brian Eno. The Arctic Monkeys have already won a Mercury Prize in 2006 with their album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Laura Marling is enjoying her third nomination for her latest release, Once I Was an Eagle. Villagers, Foals, and Jon Hopkins each have a second nomination, although Jon Hopkins' last nomination was for a collaboration with King Creosote in 2011.

Of course the obvious leader of the pack is David Bowie. David Bowie has never won a Mercury Prize since the awards were started in 1992, although he was nominated in 2002 for his album Heathen. His first album in 10 years came as a bit of a surprise for most, but seeing this giant on the list of nominees shouldn't be.

Last year's recipients were Alt-J for the album An Awesome Wave. This year, the winner will be announced on October 30th.

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Music News

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