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 Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Special thanks to Brian Siewiorek for filling in for me!!!

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott:

Ponderosa, "Navajo" - With a name like Ponderosa you expect a country band on the bottom of a Kenny Chesney festival. Not the case. This band, produced by Dave Fridman (Flaming Lips), is more in line with a Fleet Foxes or Band of Horses, as it demonstrates on this dynamic track.

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, "When I'm President" - At a ripe old 73, the former leader of Mott the Hoople still sounds fired up here, as he takes on the 1 percent, with Who-like synths and vocals that nod to Dylan. The album is due on Sept. 4.


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