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 Justin played (commentary by JJ):
Kevin Morby, "Dorothy" - Kevin Morby splits the difference between Mikael Cronin and Kurt Vile. That is to say he's a folk-minded garage rock kid who knows how to write a hook without getting too excited about it. Morby used to play bass in New York collective Woods (whose latest I played last month), but he's been out on his own now for three albums. His latest, called Singing Saw, is by far his best — it's a spooky, beautiful gem of folk rock tunes. "Dorothy" is the album's first single.
Peter Bjorn and John, "Breakin Point" - These Swedes became megastars when their hit "Young Folks" got thrown on every radio and shopping center playlist in America in 2006. They've released music since then, but nothing quite as good as this new track. Simple, super-catchy melody, playful vibes and even the whistling that was the hallmark of "Young Folks." This track has all the makings of a real, live comeback for this trio.
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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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! In case you missed, it here’s what she played:
MUNA, "Loudspeaker" - MUNA is an LA-based band that call its sound "dark pop." The talented trio writes, produces and performs the songs top to bottom, and even though there's definite pop polish, the lyrics have real depth and heart. They proved that in their SXSW performance for FUV by doing a version of "Loudspeaker" with just two guitars and three voices (for the first time, by the way). Look for the studio version as the title track of a new EP due out on May 6.
Margaret Glaspy, "You and I" - Margaret Glaspy is a Northern California native who is now based in New York and spent some time in Boston in-between. She apparently has fiddle skills and it makes sense given the melody in her guitar lines. Mixed with the melody is some edge – musically and lyrically – and you'll hear both in this tune, which is on Glaspy's recent EP and hopefully on her forthcoming debut album too.