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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:

Heartless Bastards, Hi-Line - Restless Ones from Heartless Bastards leans a bit more acoustic than the Austin-based band's past four albums, but it's not at all a bad thing, partly because it lets the voice of Erika Wennerstrom stand out even more. She can wail and she can bring a low lonesome sound to her band's songs. In the case of this more uptempo track, there's a bit of both along with a nice shift in the chorus.

Ratatat, Cream on Chrome - Sometimes a good tune doesn't need a voice to make it sing, and this one from the Brooklyn-based Ratatat is a new instrumental classic. The duo is set to release its fifth album, Magnifique, in July, but they've already added a perfect driving song to this summer's soundtrack.

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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 Jess Phaneuf from MVY Radio on Martha's Vineyard!

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

Melody Gardot "Preacherman" - As a big fan of Melody Gardot's soft, sweet, jazzy songs, it took me a minute to accept that she has shifted her sound to a more gritty, dark, Americana vibe with this new single. Once I accepted the change, I really grew to love this track!

Will Dailey, "Castle Of Pretending" - This Boston-based musician really nailed his latest album, National Throat, and this is one of my favorite tracks. It starts out slow and dreamy, with a killer guitar solo towards the end and some unexpected trumpet thrown in!

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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:

Richard Thompson, "All Buttoned Up" - More masterful wordplay and savory guitar from
the esteemed rocking folkie who's headlining the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 12. This track, a lighter side of Thompson's new, Jeff Tweedy-produced album, "Still," arriving June 23rd, finds our hero wryly lamenting a pretty girl not paying him attention. Doesn't she know he's Richard Thompson?

Nightjacket, "The Right Way to Fall" - enticing, atmospheric dream pop powered by the lovely, heartfelt vocals of opera-trained Holland Belle. Get hip now to this promising L.A. band whose debut album arrives June 23.

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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 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's Patrick Bowman

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Alessia, “Here” - Alessia is 18-year-old Alessia Caracciolo, a preternaturally talented singer and songwriter from Brampton, Ontario who just recently signed to Def Jam and released her first single “Here” a few weeks ago. I would call “Here” an incredibly powerful anthem for introverts, and as a big fan of songs that can really tell a story with literary details and scene setting, Alessia expertly paints a portrait of a party in which she feels utterly alone in the midst of people swirling about having a good time. What makes this song so compelling is that Alessia tells a very personal, intimate story, one that many teenagers the world over surely can identify with, through the prism of a dramatic, determined, forceful R&B track, buoyed by a glorious Isaac Hayes sample, and powered by her maturity and self-awareness. Everyone should be very interested in what she does next.

The Parlor, “Surgeon’s Knife” - The Parlor is a duo from Altamont, NY, and every piece of music they make sounds like it was meant to soundtrack some progressive commune’s dance party in upstate New York. It’s hippie-ish, with some appalachian folk influences, folded into dance music and disco. “Surgeon’s Knife” from their upcoming sophomore album Whazu Whazu (out July 10th) is sort of the best example of this: its spine is folky, with almost jam bandy acoustic strumming, but then it blossoms into this very disco-y star burst of a dance party. A fine summer song to get us going into June.

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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:

Jamie xx, "Loud Places" - Producer and DJ Jamie xx (a.k.a. Jamie Smith) doesn't shield his solo work from his band The xx, in name or in his choice of collaborators. In fact, his bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim both appear on his debut solo album, In Colour, which is due out June 2nd. On this song, Romy's voice adds to the hypnotic and subtly uplifting sound, and brings us this great lyric: "I go to loud places, to search for someone to be quiet with."

Jason Isbell, "24 Frames" - Following up his standout 2013 album Southeastern, songwriter Jason Isbell is set to release Something More Than Free in mid-July. If this song is any indication, his writing has only gotten better, finding that artful (and efficient) balance of simplicity and depth. With hooks that grab your ear and lyrics that reveal new meaning with each listen, this song hit me the same way "16 Days" from Whiskeytown did.

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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.

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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 Jess Phaneuf from MVY Radio on Martha's Vineyard!

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

Alabama Shakes, "Sound & Color" - The new Alabama Shakes album has been on repeat in my car these days. It took a little while for it to grow on me but I'm loving the record now and listening loudly with the windows rolled down. The title track, "Sound & Color" kicks things off, and has a lot of really neat sounds with plenty of space to breath...

Bhi Bhiman, "Moving to Brussels" - I've heard plenty from Bhi Bhiman before, but this upbeat new single has really grabbed my attention. Maybe it's just the handclaps but I'm excited to hear more from his forthcoming album, "Rhythm and Reason", out May 19th.

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