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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 Andy Mulkerin of Pittsburgh's City Paper.

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

Summer-Winter, "Borrowed Time" - This is from Heart of a Starling, the new album from the talented and somewhat mysterious local solo artist Terry O'Hara, who goes by Summer-Winter. He's got help from a lot of notable locals here, including members of Good Night States, Meeting of Important People, Broken Fences and Sleep Experiments.

Heliotropes, "Awake" - This is a Brooklyn band that's getting some good attention lately; some of the tunes are slow and spacey and sound like Mazzy Star, some of them are loud and psyche-y and sound like Boris.

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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 Scott Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

Carole King, "Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday" - The other day my job required that I endure repeated plays of the new Anthrax album, which was fine, but once done with that, I needed the antidote. The closest thing was the soothing new Carole King album, her first foray into holiday music. The legendary singer sounds like her old self here, just
as she did at the Arena with James Taylor. This one is cover of a soul song by William Bell and Booker T. Jones.

Summer-Winter, "Shine" - The second album from Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Terry O'Hara (who goes under the moniker of Summer-Winter) is suitable for gazing out the window at a snowy winter scene. If you like Grandaddy, Sparklehorse or even Kurt Vile, you'll appreciate his slow, spacey mode of indie pop.

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New local stuff for March!!! Podcast it or tune in to The Local News (Mon-Thurs @ 9 PM)
Enjoy,
Cindy 

Colonizing The Cosmos- "Dear Citizens" (The First Frontier)
This band has potential to be one of the best local debuts this year. They have a great snappy sound that emulates The Mountain Goats, The Flaming Lips and Sufjan Stevens. It's a little weird, but still very catchy- not one clunker on the disc. The trio is made up of multi-instrumentalists who's day jobs list as an attorney, a filmmaker and a photographer.

summer-winter- "It Makes You Cry" (Alone Is Yes)
This is for fans of the shoegaze genre (Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine). The CD is full of slow, sombre songs with delicate instrumentation. This song might be the most exciting track on the album. It's very pretty, though. Good for crying times.

JD Eicher and The Goodnights- "The Shape of Things" (The Shape Of Things)
Fronted by 20 year old JD Eicher, the band has a Celtic/Indie rock sound in the tradition of The Waterboys and Carbon Leaf. They have been together for 4 years and stretch across Youngstown, OH and Pittsburgh. This is their first album. 

The Wreckids- "Millions In Money" (Singing You To Sleep, But Giving You Nightmares)
Formally know as Scotts Roger, this adorable husband and wife duo have finally released a collaborative EP together as The Wreckids. Scott and Sarah sing sweet funny songs together that will make you wonder if Scott has listened to tons of Loudon Wainwright III (he hasn't by the way- he's more of a Dar Williams Man).

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