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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 Justin Jacobs!

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

La Sera, "Losing to the Dark" - Boy, oh boy, Katy Goodman is better on her own. The former Vivian Girl just released a new album as La Sera, and it's full of catchy choruses, tight guitars and her light, rocking voice. Think of Best Coast but a little bit less about lovey-dovey stuff and you've got La Sera.

Modern Baseball, "Fine, Great" - This Philadelphia band makes tight, pop-punk for the jilted 90's generation that loved The Promise Ring and Pinkerton-era Weezer. This track is a wonderfully, self-effacing confessional blast of energy. Check out the band's whole second album, You're Gonna Miss It All, for more of these short gems, and relive your sexually awkward teens and early-20's all over again.

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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 some bonus songs):

La Sera, "Never Come Around" - La Sera is the side project of Kickball Katy of Vivian Girls fame. This tune maintains the girl-group sound of that band, but is a little sweeter, more polished and less bored/angry than Vivian Girls.

Lohio, "Family Tree" - This is the second track off the local band's new EP of the same name. It's an upbeat number with airy vocals and fun little vocal flourishes. I like the direction this band has taken!

STRFKR, "Julius" - This track is from the naughtily named band's new single, a sample of its upcoming full-length to be issued on Polyvinyl. It's synth pop done exceedingly well, and, as I mentioned in the paper last week, will likely as not end up in a car commercial or something.

Sun Airway, "Infinity" - This Philly band is starting to get some buzz, having been featured on the World Cafe recently. The kinda muddy, psychedelic synth/vox band is touring with Bear In Heaven and will make a stop in Pittsburgh on October 26 -- incidentally, the day of the official release of this new album.

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