The Empty Space Project is a musical endeavor whose goal is to "make something out of nothing." The project's creators invite artists to perform, often a capella, in unusual places like abandoned buildings, barren stairwells, and zen gardens. Recently, a number of rising Pittsburgh rappers met up for Empty Space's first ever cypher, each artist … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Kremmy Six Saucin, Diarra Imani, Old Fish, Treble NLS, JKJ, Charlie Slum – Empty Space Cypher
Blushed - Johnny Philadelphia, PA's Blushed makes candy-coated rock music that's influenced in equal measure by surftastic garage and glittering dream-pop. "Johnny," from the band's new album, I Love You So Much It Hurts (released on Valentine's Day, that most desperately romantic of Hallmark holidays), features choppy riffs, lovelorn lyrics, and some excellent vocal interplay … Continue reading Daily Discovery – 2.19.20
Rapper Livefromthecity and saxophonist (and flautist, too, I suppose) Feralcat join forces on the new single, "Tyler." On this one, Livefromthecity lays down extended Odd Future metaphors ("I think I'm Tyler/'Cuz I got a gang of wolves/And growing up I was a bastard) and gleefully menacing boasts ("We came to vibe/Have a good time/The weapon … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity x Feralcat – Tyler
UVB-76 - Jet Engine "UVB-76" is a notorious shortwave radio station that plays an endlessly repeating buzz tone, sometimes interrupted by voices speaking Russian. UVB-76 is also a band from Austin, TX, whose shoegazey post-punk anthems also sound like they're being beamed in from some distant transmitter. "Jet Engine," from the group's new album, Haunted … Continue reading Daily Discovery 02.17.20
Julia Capuzzi is a singer/songwriter who splits time between Pittsburgh and Boston; her debut EP, Simple Minds, dropped a few weeks back. Take a cup of Norah Jones's sleepy, sophisticated coffee shop-jazz-pop and drop a synthy Alka-Seltzer into its depths, instilling the soothing brew with a subtle electronic fizz. Boom: you've got the music on … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Julia Capuzzi – N.Y.C.
Andrew Muse is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter whose art-pop compositions are both irreverent and heartfelt. This past Friday, Muse released Interluder, the follow-up to last summer's excellent Smoker's Row. Interluder opens with "Hard," a song that draws its strength from the empty spaces that Muse allows to stretch out between tangled scrabbles of acoustic guitar. Muse … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Hard
Merce Lemon is a Pittsburgh indie-folker whose first two EPs are being reissued in March (along with some bonus material) on the Crafted Sounds label under the title Ride Every Day. Ride Every Day's lead single, "Moon Shots," was originally included on Crafted Sounds's April 2019 Bridges compilation. It's an aching lo-fi ballad that glows … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Merce Lemon – Moon Shots