Bon Iver

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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Justin Vernon might be one of the biggest names in indie/folk music scene right now.  Vernon is already well known for his work with Bon Iver which recently won Grammys for both "Best New Artist" and "Best Alternative" album in 2012.  Since their release of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Vernon hasn't looked back.  Vernon just released an album with his  blues/rock side project Shouting Matches where he has veered away from his traditional falsetto voice that he has become famous for from Bon Iver.

Justin Vernon is not stopping with Bon Iver or Shouting Matches.  Vernon has refocused his attention to his experimental pop side project, Volcano choir has recently created some buzz around the music scene again.  Staying with his Wisconsin roots, Vernon's project Volcano Choir is a collaboration with the fellow state post-rock band Collections of Colonies of Bees.  Volcano Choir have shared their first single "Byegone" from their upcoming sophomore record Repave,which is due out September 3 in the US and September 2 internationally.  Click below to listen to the new single by Volcano Choir "Byegone."

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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 Justin Jacobs, contributing writer to Billboard Magazine, City Paper and Relix Magazine

In case you missed it here's what he played (plus bonus songs):

Dawes, "If I Wanted Someone" - This California band is a perfect mix of CSNY, Jackson Browne, The Band and assorted other totally awesome classic rock acts, and they do it without any irony or nostalgia — just great songwriting, amazing lyrics, perfect harmonies and killer guitar solos. I totally hate this band, if you couldn't tell.

The Antlers, "Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out" - Pretty much the opposite of sunshiney Dawes — The Antlers just released "Burst Apart," the spooky, minimalist and ice cold follow up to their epic, much beloved "Hospice." The band is great at creating a mood; frankly, I hope they remain about as popular as they are now. It's hard to imagine a sell-out crowd at Smalls getting down to this. Best appreciated with headphones, or when lost in the woods.

Bon Iver, entire album "Bon Iver" - It's really a beautiful record, and completely different than the now-classic "For Emma, Forever Ago." Also, it leaked a month early, so you can likely find it online pretty easily... not that I'm suggesting you do.

My Morning Jacket, entire album "Circuital" - This one drops May 31. It's weird and awesome, and you should totally buy it. The title track alone makes my brain turn into a July 4th sparkler.

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