Ben Shannon

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):

Ben Shannon, "Break on Through" - This Nashville-born, Pittsburgh-based artist launches his debut album with a catchy Jason Mraz-meets-Citizen Cope-ish slice of plain-spoken pop. The lyrics are aimed at the commitment-phobe in us all: "You saw her in a coffee shop/sippin' on a double shot/Typin' something slow on a silver laptop/She was looking real hot/Wanna give her what you got/You think once, you think twice/and you think 'I think not.'"

My Morning Jacket, "Outta My System" - The indie-rock, somewhat psychedelic jam band's last three album's made my year-end Top-10s. The jury is still out on their latest, "Circuital," which began streaming for free more than a week ago. This song is the one that caught my ear the most during my first few listens. The lyrics are profound but simple; the overall production is, dare we say, cute. I'm going to trust Wikipedia, which reports "Outta My System" was written for -- but rejected by -- the upcoming Muppets movie. Must have been the drug reference.

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New Music Personal Picks

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Ben Shannon My Morning Jacket Scott Tady The 9:13 Buzz
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