October 2015

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

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Pairings Oct 30 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!

Nikki Hill, Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists - In the post-Amy Winehouse era, we have no shortage of modern soul singers who can belt out a tune and sink into a groove. But few of them really try rocking. Nikki Hill is a North Carolina singer who's as influenced by Otis Redding as she is AC/DC, and her album "Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists" rocks as much as it swings. Hill's voice is powerful and bluesy but she manages to convey heartache through the squall of guitars — and the album's title track cranks the guitars all the way up. Watch out for Nikki Hill. If there's any justice in the world, you'll be hearing more from her.

GospelbeacH, Sunshine Skyway - You can't quite call GospelbeacH a supergroup, but these five dudes certainly have an impressive CV: they've played with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Everest and other great rock bands. Together, they create a mellow, California-driving soundtrack that bleeds influence from Jackson Browne, The Byrds and especially the folkier side of The Grateful Dead. The marquee name here is Neal Casal, a guitarist whose played with everyone who's anyone in modern folk rock. The whole thing feels like the band making fun of itself and the scene that spawned it, but it's loose and solid listening regardless. Their debut album, Pacific Surf Line, is a great time for a toke as the sun goes down.

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

Pairings Oct 23 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

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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 Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

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The Suffers, "Stay" - Although "Stay" was released on an EP earlier this year, it's worth featuring a new-ish track today to spread the word that there is a full-length, debut album from The Suffers coming in early 2016. This 10-piece Houston band is fronted by the electric Kam Franklin, and the retro-soul side they wowed Letterman with in March is only part of what they do. There's R&B, hip hop and cumbia mixed in, and you get a taste of a slower groove with this track.

Martin Courtney, "Airport Bar" - Real Estate vocalist and guitarist Martin Courtney is stepping out solo (for now) with his debut album, Many Moons. It's out at the end of this month, and its sweeping, melodic warmth, winding guitar lines and lush arrangements make for a perfect Fall soundtrack. The closing song "Airport Bar" has a setting much less pastoral than its sound, but in Courtney's hands, the combo works (and might improve your next airport bar experience).

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

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Pairings Oct 16 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

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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

Stutter Steps, "Fog" - Impressive debut single from a Pittsburgh indie-pop band fronted by Andy Warhol Museum special events curator Ben Harrison. He gets some guest slide guitar from Dean Wareham of national acts Luna on this song that has a nice hook and alluringly languid vocals. An enjoyable album throughout.

Escondido, "My Heart is Black" - A little more intensity on this new single from the desert-rock/Spaghetti-western-loving Nashville duo. Jessica Maros' voice is a thing of beauty. The reverb-ed guitar work of Tyler James sets the mood. Says Jessica: "We wanted it to match the song’s sentiment and feel like a train going off the tracks."

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

Pairings Oct 9 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

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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 Patrick Bowman

In case you missed, it here's what Patrick played:

DIIV, “Dopamine”DIIV’s main singer songwriter Zachary Cole has had a rough road since he debuted his band's first album to critical acclaim back in 2012, dealing with various legal troubles, which ensnared his girlfriend and synth pop chanteuse Sky Ferreira as well, stemming from a pretty serious drug problem. Over the past 18 months, he’s gotten himself in a good place, and looks finally ready to release his sophomore album Is The Is Are before the end of 2015. The album’s first single “Dopamine” pretty much takes on all Cole’s problems in one dose, as he breathlessly sings poetically clipped lyrics about how quickly drug use can spin out of control. Using the group’s trademark overlapping/time-signature warping guitar work, which owes a huge debt to Thurston Moore/Sonic Youth, “Dopamine” really does hit like a rush of blood to the head. It’s a thrilling song and I can’t wait to hear the whole album.

Mount Moriah, Calvander - The veteran Durham/Chapel Hill indie rock group Mount Moriah is gearing up to release their third album, their second on Merge because of course, and just dropped their latest, excellent single “Calvander.” This track is like an old, trusty pair of jeans, and from the opening lazy guitar riffs, that possess the perfect alchemy of Built to Spill/Superchunk guitar work tempered by country-fried twang that, it sounds familiar and easy going. Lead singer Heather McEntire shows and doesn’t tell, singing about hitchhiking out around Calvander (a small rural North Carolina town outside of Durham) and doling out little details and touches of a main character who’s on their last legs, looking for salvation in all the wrong places.

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

Pairings Oct 2 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

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