Ezra Furman

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.

Ezra Furman, "My Zero" - This one dropped in the fall and is a great mix of raucous punk-y stuff and literary lyricism. One of my most lamented show-misses of the year; I think I had band practice the night he came to town or something. But I did see him a few years back, and it was excellent!

Phosphorescent, "Ride On/Right On" - Phosphorescent (Matthew Houck) brought one of my favorite albums of the year, Muchacho -- vulnerable but self-assured, soft but not boring. Everyone knows the first single, "Song for Zula"; this song, the song I played, "Ride On/Right On," comes immediately after that one on the album, and amps up the energy some.

Mount Moriah, "Younger Days" - Mount Moriah gave one of my favorite shows I DID make it to this year. I've been following Heather McEntire (metaphorically speaking) since her early days in Bellafea; she's quieted down but also rounded out well as a songwriter in Mount Moriah. Pretty alt-country stuff from North Carolina.

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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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