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!
In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott.
The Shins, "So Now What" - OK, Natalie Portman isn't Nostradamus, and The Shins' "New Slang" didn't exactly change our lives like she predicted 10 years ago in "Garden State." Though fess up: That's where most of us discovered the dreamy pop beauty of The Shins who last week debuted their new single "So Now What," another lovely slice of yearning, hope and renewal that appears -- surprise, surprise, on "Garden State" director Zach Braff's upcoming movie, "Wish I Was Here." The Shins' James Mercer wrote this soundtrack song after seeing the film about a 30-something father seeking a new purpose in life. I can't vouch for the movie, but I'm digging this song, and look forward to the rest of the soundtrack (out July 15) which includes Bon Iver, Paul Simon and a Coldplay-Cat Power collabo.
Tijuana Panthers, "NOBO" - The SoCal garage-punks' new single has been stuck in my head for a month, so watch out. This song is both chill and tension-filled, hazily sung from the point of view of a guy questioning choices of bohemian friends. Hailing from Long Beach, a sketchier side of the fun-in-the-sun California dream. I'm guessing the Tijuana Panthers have listened a lot to the Velvet Underground.