Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!

Foals, "What Went Down" - This song is going to make you want to drive faster, yell louder and maybe even punch your neighbor. Foals is an English band who started out making jittery indie-pop, and on their fourth album they blast out of the gate with stadium-sized rock'n'roll songs set to burn the world down. This is the first single from their album of the same name.

Lucero, "Went Looking for Warren Zevon's Los Angeles" - I've a soft spot for Lucero, a Memphis band whose been making dusty country-rock that sounds even better with a shot of bourbon. This is the first single from their latest album, "All A Man Should Do." It's mournful and lost, but catchy enough that you'll be bumming around humming it all day.


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The Mercury Prize has announced it's nominees for the 2013 award season. The Prize is used to honor one artist from the United Kingdom or Ireland for outstanding music, and is usually a huge boost for any artist that receives it. This year's nominees have a giant in their midst, so it's definitely going to be a nail biter.The nominees include The Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, David Bowie, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, Rudimental, Savages, and Villagers.

This year, James Blake receives his second nomination, his first being for his eponymous breakthrough record in 2011. He has come from a dubstep background, and has worked with some huge names in the music industry, including Brian Eno. The Arctic Monkeys have already won a Mercury Prize in 2006 with their album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Laura Marling is enjoying her third nomination for her latest release, Once I Was an Eagle. Villagers, Foals, and Jon Hopkins each have a second nomination, although Jon Hopkins' last nomination was for a collaboration with King Creosote in 2011.

Of course the obvious leader of the pack is David Bowie. David Bowie has never won a Mercury Prize since the awards were started in 1992, although he was nominated in 2002 for his album Heathen. His first album in 10 years came as a bit of a surprise for most, but seeing this giant on the list of nominees shouldn't be.

Last year's recipients were Alt-J for the album An Awesome Wave. This year, the winner will be announced on October 30th.


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