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:
Rodriguez, "I Wonder" - If you haven't seen the documentary Searching for Sugar Man yet, it comes recommended; it tells the story of how this Detroit artist, Rodriguez, cut a couple albums circa 1970, had no U.S. success, became a huge deal in South Africa without knowing it, and found out 25 years later. This song's from his album Cold Fact, which is gaining worldwide popularity on the heels of the movie. It's a pretty incredible record.
Satin Gum, "Never Let Go of Tonight" - One of my favorites from this local band's new release, LP2, which, as you might have imagined, is their second full-length. It's a return to the classic Satin Gum sound: deceptively complex power-pop with a young, headstrong feeling about it. One of my favorite bands in Pittsburgh.
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