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 Pop City'sPatrick Bowman
In case you missed, it here's what Patrick played:
Eternal Summers, “Gold and Stone” - “Gold and Stone” is the title track from the Virginia-based trios’s upcoming fourth album out on June 2nd. They've spent most of their career crafting jangling, psychedelic tinged alt-rock in the vein of the Stone Roses and the the La’s, and “Gold and Stone” is just an excellent example of that style. Lead singer Nicole Yun boasts a ghostly version of Dolores O'Riordan's (The Cranberries) voice, and ushers along the beautifully simple guitar parts and wordless vocal melodies to a series of satisfying crescendos. The group stops by the Smiling Moose on Thursday, May 7.
Tanlines, “Slipping Away” - The Brooklyn-based dance-pop duo Tanlines make music that's perpetually ready for the summer, and they seem to always have a habit of releasing music in the spring months, presumably allowing listeners enough time to get their barbecue playlists ready. And now, they've just dropped "Slipping Away," the second single from their upcoming sophomore release Highlights (out May 19) and it's one of the group's best tracks to date: a shimmery, new wave blast of summery pop tinged with a hint of melancholy (aka, Tanlines' wheelhouse). They'll be in town on June 26 at Mr. Small's.