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):
Timber Timbre, "Sewer Blues" - The dudes in Timber Timbre are absolute masters at creating a mood. The band began by releasing ghostly folk music, then graduated to David Lynch-ian, sax-driven rock with their last record. Now, they've moved on to a more urban, gritty feel—their latest album, the upcoming "Sincerely, Future Pollution", has all the icy synths of a dark, 1980's horror movie. The first single, "Sewer Blues," is far and away the most rocking cut on the album. If you like the "Stranger Things" soundtrack, this album will be your new obsession.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, "Nuclear Fusion" - This young, Australian band has been blasting out totally psyched-out rock 'n' roll for the past few years, and their upcoming record, "Flying Microtonal Banana," is their finest hour yet. The guys explore 'microtonal playing' on this album, meaning the notes in between the notes we're used to hearing in pop music. The result is an impressively colorful, frantic album of blissed out weirdo rock. Let your freak flag fly high with the King.
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 Justin Jacobs!
In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!
Timber Timbre, "Curtains!?" - Canadian act Timber Timbre plays bluesy rock with a jilted twist, like Nick Cave downing a few and playing the local pub stage. These guys are perfectly unnerving, and their latest record, Hot Dreams, is damn near perfect - lyrically weird, melodically haunting and musically loose and shuffling. Give Timber Timbre a chance. Promise you won't regret it.
Greensky Bluegrass, "Windshield" - Sure, they don't have the subtlest name of all the bluegrass bands out there, but don't let that deter you. This Illinois band is the real deal, pumping traditional bluegrass jams into hard-driving, emotional and affecting tunes. On the band's latest "If Sorrow Swims," Greensky's songwriting is as great as their picking. A bluegrass band on the way up, for sure.