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:
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, "The Company Man" - This is a new-to-me band out of Alabama that just released its first record on Sub Pop. All of the energy and class politics of good Southern rock, but with a more progressive cultural sense, and lots of name-checking of specific types of weeds and wildflowers. Skynyrd meets garage punk meets the Audubon Society Guide to Wildflowers, Southern U.S. edition.
Haley Bonar, "No Sensitive Man" - I was just recently thinking about Haley Bonar (as she says, "rhymes with 'honor'"), and how she's a great songwriter and a fun person to interview. And I wondered, "When will she have a new record?" The answer: last week. Her new "Last War" just came out on Graveface Records (which is run by a guy who's really into psych rock and works with Black Moth Super Rainbow); it's a little different from her older stuff, but in a great way.