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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 Andy Mulkerin!

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy. Click the title to hear the song!

Ezra Furman, "Tell 'Em All to Go to Hell" - This is from Chicago native Furman's latest, with his backing band the Boy-Friends. He writes catchy, literate songs, and utilizes saxophones in a crafty manner -- what's not to like?

Cults, "I Can Hardly Make You Mine" - Cults busted on the scene two years ago, around the same time as some other two-person bands with reverby guitars, and I tried to resist liking them, but these songs are so catchy! This is from their new album, Static, a follow-up to 2011's self-titled debut. Go dance in the kitchen to this album!

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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:

Cults, "Abducted" - Continuing with the ‘60s girl-group theme — last month I played the Love Me Nots — this is a New York duo that takes a cooler, more ethereal approach with plenty of reverb. Madeline Follin provides the white-hot vocal, backed by her boyfriend Brian Oblivion (who took his name from the David Cronenberg movie "Videodrome"). It’s only appropriate that the song begins like it’s on a faraway AM station before launching its sonic explosion. Thematically, it leads nicely into ...

Pump Fakes, "Heal" - A band is only as good as its influences, which makes the Pump Fakes pretty good. The Pittsburgh band, which has been bouncing around since the mid-’00s, isn’t going to win a lot of points with the Pitchfork crowd, but if you love Stonesy rock ’n’ roll, they deliver. In fact, this soaring midtempo heartbreaker practically sounds like a long-lost Stones track, with a soulful vocal by Patrick Maloney.

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