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).
Two Cow Garage, "Hey Cinderella" - "Only poetry can save us, or heal our wounds," singer Micah Schnabel intones over a breakneck beat that typifies the punk spirit and singer-songwriter sensitivity of this decade-old Columbus, Ohio band. I'm pretty sure this is the first song to include Elliott Smith, John Steinbeck and Ace Frehley. The album, "Death of The Self-Preservation Society," arrives in September. I've heard it all, and would be surprised if it doesn't make a few year-end "Best Of" lists.
Eisley, "Currents" - "I would part the waters if you said so/I would shift the currents if you had to row" begins the album launching title track from this Texas indie-rock band that was in town last night. I first caught them a year ago at The Smiling Moose, where I was blown away by the interweaved harmonies and artsy grooves of the Dupree sisters -- Chauntelle, Sherri & Stacy, who along with brother Weston and cousin Garron compose the band. It's more Kate Bush than Partridge Family, at least at the very start of this song, which then billows into all sorts of sonic exploration.
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