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 Wardropfrom WFUV in New York!
In case you missed, it here’s what she played:
Freakwater, Bolshevik and Bollweevil- I confess to knowing the band's name more than its music until recently, but Freakwater's history stretches back into the '80s and now includes their first album in a decade, called Scheherazade. Led by Catherine Irwin and Janet Bean, it's a loose, old-timey sound with a dose of punk too, and Irwin's more Hazel Dickens/Lucinda Williams vocals and Bean's more Emmylou Harris tone mix in dissonance as much as harmony, especially in this song.
Quilt, Roller - Another recent discovery (for me) reminds me that I haven't lived in Boston for many years, because Quilt started making music together there back in 2008. Now the band is releasing its third album, called Plaza, this week. This song has a smooth, psychedelic feel, and the vocals of Anna Fox Rochinski and the steady bass groove grabbed my ear.
Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!
Quilt, "Eliot St." - This Boston band has been bubbling under the surface of the psychedelic folk scene for a few albums now, but their upcoming "Plaza," out in February, aims to change that. The band is among peers with Real Estate and Woods, but they add a refined sound to their catchy, weird little jams that set them apart. Think psychedelic rock via The Beatles' White Album rather than The Grateful Dead.
Israel Nash, "LA Lately" - This is the latest single from current Texas resident Israel Nash — he recorded his new album, Silver Season, in the studio he built himself on his 15-acre ranch. As such, his folk rock feels wide open, his songs full of space. Nash is most often compared to a modern day Neil Young, and the similarities are hard to ignore. Just take a listen to the guy's gentle falsetto on this beautiful track. Guaranteed to put you in a great mood, and want to take a long, long drive.