Roadkill Ghost Choir

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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!

Roadkill Ghost Choir, A Blow to the Head -  Many moons ago, I played these guys on the Buzz and Cindy totally flipped. That was the Florida band's first single, Beggar's Guild. On this first single from the band's first full length album (In Tongues, out Aug. 19), they've bulked up their sound, stretched out the jams and turned up the volume. But they still sound like a mutant version of My Morning Jacket. Big things in the future for this Choir.

Trampled by Turtles, Are You Behind the Shining Star - Boy, oh boy, these guys sound great. Minnesota's TbyT has moved farther from traditional bluegrass with each release, and their upcoming album Wild Animals, out July 15, is just gorgeous acoustic songs led by Dave Simonnett's beautiful, clear voice. Great open sky music.

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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 (talking to us from Israel via Skype!), contributing writer to Billboard & Relix Magazine.

In case you missed it, here is what he played with commentary by Justin:

T. Hardy Morris, "OK Corral" - Don't let the T. fool you, this is the same Hardy Morris who fronts the awesomely heavy Southern rock band Dead Confederate. On his solo debut single, he stops being so damn intense and just hangs out - this track is about as loose and easy as it gets, but he keeps things interesting with a catchy chorus and some great, laid-back harmonies. His debut solo album, Audition Tapes, drops in July.

Roadkill Ghost Choir, "Beggars Guild" - These newcomers from Florida released this first single themselves this year, a teaser for their debut EP Quiet Light. And yes, this song is awesome, you're welcome - the rare song nowadays that can use a banjo and not sound like a Mumford and Sons rip-off. But be aware: this is the only folk-y song on Quiet Light. The rest sounds like It Still Moves-era My Morning Jacket. I know! So great!

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