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 Tady!
In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott:
Diamond Rugs, "Voodoo Doll" - Spoon with a shot of Morphine is what I'm hearing from this single off the sophomore album by a band that includes Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), John McCauley and Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (ex-Black Lips guitarist), T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). Just some friends blowing off steam. The musical equivalent of a lightly planned/publicized party that turns out to be a blast.
Juliana Hatfield 3, "If I Could" - Well, it had been 21 years since their rookie effort, so the jangly power/indie-pop trio decided to release a sophomore album (out last week). Hatfield sounds all cool, sweet and vulnerable with her singing -- just as we've always like her solo. Sample lyric: "You take a piece of mind every time you leave," she says, telling a wayward lover she'd kiss away the tears to make him stay. Back in the '90s, Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley band Paint had a song called "Juliana Hatfield on My Mind." It should've been a hit. Well, at least a cult classic.