Daily Yinz – ALONA – 999999999

Spectral R&B duo ALONA returns with a new single, "999999999." Leaning further into the murky depths that were plumbed on January's R.E.D, "999999999" drifts by in a subaqueous haze, muted synth tones blending with ghostly, disjointed vocals until they become one swirling entity. There's some ambient clatter in the background that reminds me of rattling … Continue reading Daily Yinz – ALONA – 999999999

Daily Yinz – Just Fern – DMT

Just Fern, a Pittsburgh native who specializes in introspective, punky, psych-pop ditties, recently released an album called Hungry Heart. "DMT," one of the album's singles, sounds like an early-2010s chillwave jam plied with sleeping pills and set adrift in a sensory deprivation tank. Plush sheets of synthesizer float in space, anchored by a drum's heartbeat … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Just Fern – DMT

Daily Yinz – Guapo Lennon – Bloody Piano

Way2Lennon, the full-length debut from Pittsburgh rapper Guapo Lennon, merges gritty lyricism with a flair for the melodic. "Bloody Piano," the album's longest song at nearly four minutes, functions as its cinematic mini-epic, an anthem in the spirit of Meek Mill's "Dreams And Nightmares" or Tee Grizzley's "First Day Out." Like those two songs, it … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Guapo Lennon – Bloody Piano

Daily Yinz – Impulses – 🏵️

Impulses is an emoji-happy Pittsburgh artist who wrings a sense of sweeping grandeur from tinny, 8-bit synths. "🏵️," a track from Impulses's latest release, Rain To Remain, is a big-hearted, open-armed chiptune power ballad, featuring layers of major-key bleeps and bloops that sweep by in a rush of digital wonder. Like Porter Robinson's Worlds, albeit … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Impulses – 🏵️

Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – Eye Don’t Know Why

Saani Mac is a Pittsburgh artist who unleashes fractured barrages of punk-influenced rap music. Saani's new EP, Eye Don't Know Why, includes the title track, some remixes, and, as a bonus, the song's acapella and instrumental tracks, in case any aspiring DJs want to take a crack at a re-edit. The song itself portrays a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Saani Mac – Eye Don’t Know Why

Daily Discovery 05.19.20

PcaSoul - Mattress Out on NYC's Mobile Kitchen Sound label is BATCHA MAMA, a series of freestyles from Washington Heights singer/songwriter PcaSoul. "Mattress" sees the artist channeling TLC, Frankie Valli (by way of Lauryn Hill), and Bon Iver as she alternately raps and sings over a subtle DJ Prince strut. It's a nice stream-of-consciousness bedroom … Continue reading Daily Discovery 05.19.20