Daily Yinz – Julia Capuzzi – N.Y.C.

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.


Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Hard

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

Daily Yinz – Merce Lemon – Moon Shots

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

Daily Discovery 02.11.20

ohslo - Collider Ohslo are a Dutch duo whose bedroomy music evokes images of tropical dream states and luminescent coral reefs. "Collider," from Ohslo's recent release, Honeymoon, uses flitting synths, jingling tambourine, and sedated, sighing vocals to transport listeners to an insular paradise. ### The Riot Peddlers - Muslim Dudes On Bikes Mumbai's The Riot … Continue reading Daily Discovery 02.11.20

Daily Yinz – Brionnabae – Boss $h!t

Brionnabae is a Pittsburgh singer whose latest single, "Boss $h!t," dropped last week. The track is a self-assured statement of independence, delivered over vaporous synth and boisterous bass. Using clipped bursts of staccato rap-singing, Brionna lays out her romantic situation with a dude who "owns a couple businesses" and wants to "take care of my … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Brionnabae – Boss $h!t


ALONA is a Pittsburgh lo-fi R&B artist whose first album, R.E.D., dropped in late January. R.E.D.'s six tracks sound like they were recorded on an old Motorola RAZR phone that had been left in a puddle for a few hours. Grainy washes of melody bleed into faded percussion and disintegrated samples while ALONA murmurs and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – ALONA – DANCE SLOW

Daily Yinz – Lianna Ankney – What the Land Told Me

Lianna Ankney, FKA Diamond Shapes, is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter whose stripped-down instrumentals and reedy vocals recall early Joanna Newsom. LA-LA-LA, out last week, is the first solo EP that Ankney has released under her own name. "What the Land Told Me," the album's first song proper following a brief intro, sounds ageless; if you added … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lianna Ankney – What the Land Told Me

Daily Yinz – Rave Ami – Nausea Ad Nauseam

Rave Ami is a beloved Pittsburgh rock group that celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend. Just in time for their decade-versary, the Rave boys released the single "Nausea Ad Nauseam," which sees them trade their usual garage grit for baroque elegance. The moment the track begins with a mellifluous "Hmmm-mmm," and you hear an … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rave Ami – Nausea Ad Nauseam

Daily Yinz – Black N Mild Child – Daily Driver

Pittsburgh/Maryland rapper Black N Mild Child lives up to his moniker by way of gritty bars and blunted beatscapes. Black N Mild Child's new album, Pacemaker, dropped earlier this week. Its highlight is "Daily Driver," a lush slice of melodic swamp-trap that creeps along at a stoned snail's pace. Black weaves his way through a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Black N Mild Child – Daily Driver