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!
In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott.
The Nox Boys, "Take My Heart and Break It" - Fox Chapel High School kids from Blawnox playing garage-rock legit enough for esteemed local label Get Hip? Believe it. These kids -- with slide guitar veteran Bob Powers -- went to Detroit to record with producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Cynics) and came back with a killer debut loaded with rockers like this.
Cloud Nothings, "I'm Not Part of Me" - The forthcoming third album from the Cleveland band is said to find frontman Dylan Baldi in a happier state than he was when he was raging on "Stay Useless." This first single is proof that he be there without losing his edge.