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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 Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott:

Dawes, “From A Window Seat” - Speaking of harmonies, Dawes has some too. The LA band favors the Laurel Canyon folk sound associated with the likes of Crosby, Stills & Nash and Jackson Browne. This is the tuneful first single from a third album, “Stories Don’t End,” coming April 9.

Bad Books, “It Never Stops” - Kevin Devine and the Manchester Orchestra were pretty good on their own. Put them together and you end up with this — an indie pop song with glorious harmonies, great lyrics and some sonic kick. What’s it all about? Devine says it deals with his transition of his native Brooklyn into a hipster haven. The band plays Mr. Smalls on Feb. 17.

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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 of The Beaver County Times.

In case you missed it here's what he played (with commentary by Scott):

Stars, "Hold You When You Get Love, Let Go When You Give It" - Tantalizing electro-pop from a Canadian band whose members are part of the Broken Social Scene music collective. This song has an Erasure-ish appeal. Try saying that fast three times "Erasure-ish ... Erasure-ish..."

Bad Books, "It Never Stops" - Rich harmonies reminiscent of Dawes from the sophomore effort by an act that pairs Brooklyn solo artist Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull of Atlanta.

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