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!
In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy:
The Both, "Milwaukee" - Who doesn't love both Ted Leo and Aimee Mann? Seriously. If you don't like them, I'll fight you. They have a new band together called The Both and it sounds like Ted Leo and Aimee Mann and so that's a good reason to love it. They play Small's on May 5, if you like seeing good things live.
Sharon Van Etten, "Taking Chances" - This is the first single from Sharon Van Etten's new album, Are We There. The big news about this album is going to be the synths, but when the full album hits your ears, I want you to listen for the tastefully done saxophones and clarinets. This particular song sounds like it could be a Beach House song; the rest of the album sounds more like a Sharon Van Etten record, I promise you.