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 of The Beaver County Times.
In case you missed it here's what he played (with commentary by Scott).
Mayer Hawthorne, "Backseat Lover" - At last, an artist who fans of both Steely Dan and Justin Timberlake can agree upon. Mayer puts a slick jazz gloss on his contemporary, sexually charged R&B. The title of this 2-week-old album asks, “Where Does This Door Go?” Evidently, to places both fresh and retro; sometimes delightful, sometimes excessive, but never, ever dull.
The Hawkeyes “Double E” - I really enjoyed seeing these Pittsburgh-Ellwood City rockers perform last year in Market Square on a biker night. The Hawkeyes cites Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady as big influences, though you’ll hear some Stonesy swagger on this song, about a guy running sketchy errands on the East Coast, hoping he can just make it back to a secret crash-pad, rendezvous point nicknamed the Double E. The Hawkeyes sold out their Club Café CD release show this month, and have a similar show planned for Indianapolis, where they also have a fan base. Recently parting ways with their Cincinnati-based label, they’re already working on a follow-up album.
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