Beachwood Sparks

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 Andy Mulkerin of Pittsburgh's City Paper.

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

Beachwood Sparks, Sparks Fly Again - Nice little country-rock ditty from the California band -- it's got that early-'70s California sound. This song has an American Beauty-era Dead vibe; there are other tunes on the record that are reminiscent of Gram Parsons. Their new record, The Tarnished Gold, is out now on Sub Pop.

Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan - This is the title track of the eclectic art-pop band's latest album. Parts of the record are loud and rowdy; this song is quiet, stripped-down and sweet. One of my favorite albums of 2012, and their show at Small's was one of my favorite shows this year, too.


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