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 Tady!
In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott.
Literature, "New Jacket" - Catchy, smart, well-crafted guitar-pop from a band that says it's OK with Belle & Sebastian comparisons. Personally, I hear more Johnny Marr-ish guitar on this track that's representative of Literature's sophomore album, "Chorus," arriving Tuesday. I'm also digging the leadoff track, "The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything" (holla if you remember that TV movie.) Literature was founded in Austin but relocated to Philly. They must like cheesesteaks.
Spoon, "I Just Don't Understand" - Nifty piano-guitar interplay to go with Britt Daniel's raw-throated intensity on this album cut about a guy questioning a one-sided relationship. Get this: It's a remake of an Ann-Margret(!) song. Well, Viva Las Vegas. Just wanted to give you something different to show the depth of Spoon's week-old album, which is hand's down my favorite of the summer. Other top tracks are "Knock, Knock, Knock," "Outlier" the "They Want My Soul" title track and leadoff single "Rent I Pay," being featured on WYEP.