Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardropfrom WFUV in New York!
In case you missed, it here’s what she played:
The Weepies, No Trouble- A good part of my time living in Boston had a Deb Talan soundtrack, and since she and Steve Tannen became The Weepies, it's been great to see their career (and family) grow. Now the duo is back with its fifth album, Sirens, which is due out at the end of April, and it's a welcome return both because of the five-year wait and most definitely because it finds Deb on the other side of a battle with breast cancer. Knock on wood for continued good health, good songs and "No Trouble."
Ibeyi, River - French-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz just released their self-titled debut album as Ibeyi. Their father was percussionist Anga Díaz (who played with Buena Vista Social Club among many other artists), so music is in their blood, and the family intuition extends into their vocal interplay, rhythm and energy. Check out the album version of "River" to hear the soulful and hypnotic sounds they've built around their voices, but this a cappella performance from SXSW gets right to the core.