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March 1, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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 Patrick Bowman!

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

Sinkane, "Passenger"Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane just dropped his new fun as hell album Life & Livin It on February 10th, and it's just an excellent melting pot of influences and international sounds that never stops being the soundtrack to a party. Gallab was born in London, raised in Sudan, before his family took up political refuge in Provo, Utah. Over his career, he's played with Caribou and Yeasayer, and toured/ performed the music of Nigerian synth funk cult legend William Onyeabor. He's comfortable mixing and matching Krautrock with Dub and Afrobeat, and the song "Passenger"  from Life and Livin It is a perfect example of this. You can't quite put your finger on where the song is gonna go, and if you want, you could do a deep dive dissecting up the different lineages of the beats/guitars/ harmonies, or you could just bump it. He actually played Club Cafe last week. 

 Syd, "All About Me"  - Syd, is 24-year-old Sydney Bennett, the charismatic songwriter and performer at the center of R&B group the Internet, and also an affilliate/producer of the Odd Future Crew. She just dropped her major label debut curiously titled Fin a few weeks ago and it hits this awesome sweetspot between the best boundary pushing contemporary hip-hop, and a trip-hop warp records vibe that makes me feel like she'd be right at home touring along side Tricky in the 90s. "All About Me" is my favorite moment on the album, and its slinky, and smouldering and shows off Syd as resolutely confident in her vision and sound, really growing in to her own. 

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February 27, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are in indie rock band call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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February 27, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are in indie rock band call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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February 27, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are in indie rock band call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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February 27, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are an indie rock band that call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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February 24, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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: 

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February 22, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

 
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 Jess Phaneuf from WUMB in Boston!

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

Aimee Mann "Goose Snow Cone" - I'm always pretty excited to hear what Aimee Mann has put together and it's been a little while since her last project, so I'm really looking forward to this album. So far, I'm digging the lovely sounds of this single, although I can't for the life of me figure out what a goose snow cone is!

Bell X1, "I Go Where You Go" - I've enjoyed bits of Bell X1 in the past, but this is the first full album from them that I've fallen in love with. I like to describe it as Bon Iver meets Dawes. This particular track is quite sweet and romantic.  

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February 20, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Travis.

 

Scottish band that have made a career on indie pop filled bright songs with lyrics that tug at the head and heart

 

  • Song: "Driftwood"

  • Album: The Man Who
  • Year: 1999

 

 

  • Song: "Re-Offender"

  • Album: 12 Memories
  • Year: 2003

 

 

  • Song: "Sing Me To Sleep"

  • Album: Wreckorder
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: Fran Healy's solo effort. This song features Neko Case with Fran.

 

 

  • Song: "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?"

  • Album: The Man Who
  • Year: 1999
  • Comment: My introductory song from Travis

 

 

  • Song: "Sing"

  • Album: The Invisible Band
  • Year: 2001
  • Comment: Maybe the best Travis song !

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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February 17, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Pearl Jam.

 

The Seattle-based band is considered one of the top bands of the '90s.

 

  • Song: "Black"

  • Album: Ten
  • Year: 1992

 

 

  • Song: "Better Man"

  • Album: Vitalogy
  • Year: 1994

 

 

  • Song: "Lightning Bolt"

  • Album: Lightning Bolt
  • Year: 2013

 

 

  • Song: "Daughter"

  • Album: Vs.
  • Year: 1993

 

 

  • Song: "Just Breathe"

  • Album: Backspacer
  • Year: 2009

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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February 17, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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: 

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February 15, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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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 Justin played (commentary by JJ):

Father John Misty, "Pure Comedy" - American needs Father John Misty right now. The weirdo folk star is prepping to release his third album in April, and in the meantime he's been dropping some golden nuggets of knowledge that we all should hear. "Pure Comedy" is best experienced along with the video linked below—it's an Elton John-esque explanation of how we, as a human race, have royally f****d ourselves over and let the dumbest among us take the lead. 

Southern Avenue, "Don't Give Up" - While that first track is a bit of a sobering downer, the new music coming from Mephis' Southern Avenue will lift you right back up. Led by Israeli guitarist Ori Naftaly, Southern Avenue was recently signed to Stax and sounds like it — this is pure, Memphis soul music to play at your next barbecue, house party, or even bus ride. Basically, if you need to feel lifted, this is your jam. 

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February 10, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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: 

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February 8, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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:

Tash Sultana, Jungle - Tash Sultana has already earned big buzz in Australia and it has traveled quickly to the U.S. ahead of her upcoming tour. Music helped her get through some personal battles, and she's gone from busking to winning awards for her songs and powerful performances. This self-taught musician is also a looping wizard, so aside from checking out her EP, be sure to watch video of Tash bringing "Jungle" to life.

Sinkane, U'Huh - Brooklyn-based Ahmed Gallab is back with a sixth Sinkane album, called Life & Livin' It, which is out on Friday. England, Sudan and Ohio are just a few of his other stops around the globe, and those travels seem to make his fusion of funk, jazz and Afropop even more soulful. This song has been out for a few months, but it's worth playing (and repeating) to get its positivity out into the world. 

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February 3, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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: 

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February 1, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

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:

Sloucher, "Certainty" - A tip of the hat to 90's alt-rock, with mildly distorted guitars in an early Wilco or The Lemonheads way. Just one of those songs that grabs and tugs you right away. The Seattle group describes its sound as "Not quite grunge, not really lo-fi, not very alternative, we're just a basement band." Hope they're headed here in 2017.

Communist Daughter, "Roll a Stone" - A menacing start leads to a cool gait and groove. The male-female vocal dynamic is moody and riveting. As a single it's accessible, but yields smaller treats with repeated listens. I've seen some New Pornographers comparisons. The band takes its name from a Neutral Milk Hotel song, which leads to the assumption their artistry is uncompromising. 

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