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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:

Sondre Lerche, "Bad Law" - Sondre Lerche is one of my longtime favorites, going back to his debut album when he was still a teenager. The bad news for Sondre: He recently divorced his wife of eight years. The good news for Sondre: His new album, Please, from which this single comes, is great, and also HIS FACE IS ON A NORWEGIAN POSTAGE STAMP!

Emperor X, "Fierce Resource Allocation" - Chad Matheny has long been a favorite of mine; why he's not totally famous I'm not really sure. This is the lead track from his new one, The Orlando Sentinel, which hopefully he won't get sued by a newspaper publisher over.

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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 of Pittsburgh's City Paper

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy (plus a  bonus song):

Austra, "Lose It" - Austra is the synthpop project of Toronto's Katie Stelmanis. This coldwave-ish album combines the baroque beauty of Kate Bush with the sensual weirdness of Bjork, and is one of my favorite records of the year; the band plays Saturday night as part of the VIA Festival lineup.

Emperor X, "Canada Day" - Emperor X is the band/project of Chad Matheny, who is a great pop songwriter and a swell human. His lyrics often have a weird futurist bent to them, even as they deal with the most mundane topics; he plays Garfield Artworks next Wednesday, the 12th.

Pujol, "Mayday" - This is the lead single from Pujol's forthcoming EP, Nasty, Brutish and Short, on Saddle Creek. Favorite new-to-me songwriter, hands down; nearly everything Daniel Pujol has produced as yet has been golden. Think of him as an intellectual Jay Reatard.

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