Daily Yinz – Deej – 1129

Rapper/singer Deej goes the introspective route on her latest single, "1129," produced by The Drop0uts. A Google search for the number "1129" returns a list of results that discuss Title 11 Chapter 11 Subchapter II Section 1129 of the US code, a thrilling bit of legalese that pertains to bankruptcy law. Judging by "1129"s lyrics … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Deej – 1129

Daily Yinz – MIGHTY – Glued

Pittsburgh-bred, Atlanta-based slack rockers MIGHTY return with You Deal With The Trash, a glorious blast of self loathing. A claustrophobic sense of dread--made at least partially sunny by an oft-referenced drug regimen--underpins each of Trash's six songs. Frontman Angelo Fiaretti refers to himself as "a little sidetracked pencil in my apathetic waste of space" and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – MIGHTY – Glued

Daily Yinz – Lando Ash – Moesha’s Diary (ft. Eleise)

Rapper Lando Ash's new single, "Moesha's Diary" (featuring Eleise and produced by WvvinLvne), draws inspiration from a certain Brandy-starring, late 90's sitcom. Lando, via the track's SoundCloud description, dedicates "Moesha's Diary" to "the most disrespected beings on earth which are black women." It's hard to argue with his point, as Black women, in 2020 alone, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lando Ash – Moesha’s Diary (ft. Eleise)

Daily Yinz – Sam Stucky – Nothing Special

Singer/songwriter Sam Stucky's new EP, Joelle, overflows with earnest optimism and anthemic pop hooks. "Nothing Special" rides the kind of sunny, start-stop guitar riff that you might associate with frosted tips and distressed jeans; it would make Sugar Ray proud. Stucky's vocal turn follows the lead of the instrumental, with layered harmonies that soar through … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sam Stucky – Nothing Special

Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Desert Palm

Country-folk artist Lindsay Dragan released "Desert Palm" at 12:00 PM yesterday (1/20/21), so you know what the song is about. The single is a muscular rocker pulled along by chunky, distorted bass--courtesy of David Bennett Traugh--and a seething vocal turn from Dragan. With lyrics aimed at our former (yes, former, finally) president, you might expect … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Desert Palm

Daily Yinz – LaRue June – I’m Finished

Casey Hanner (of Pittsburgh power-pop stalwarts Donora) brings us The Sadness, her first country-folk release under the LaRue June moniker. All country albums contain wisps of heartbreak, but The Sadness is haunted by it, the album's ten tracks strewn with the rubble of a crumbled relationship, bits of emotional debris finding form in homemade curtains … Continue reading Daily Yinz – LaRue June – I’m Finished

Daily Yinz – Feralcat – waiting for waifu pt. 4 – green

Roger Rafael Romero's Feralcat tones down the prog metal pyrotechnics of his 2019 debut with waiting for waifu, a series of self-produced instrumentals. Wfw's 7 tracks, named after the colors of the visible light spectrum, draw from vaporwave's playing-early-2000s-computer-games-in-a-lounge aesthetic, with steady, clicking rhythms and placid synth tones creating a sleepy, nostalgic atmosphere throughout. "Pt. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Feralcat – waiting for waifu pt. 4 – green

Daily Yinz – Hazing Over – Jock

Shin Guard is now Hazing Over, the name change signifying a shift from gritty skramz to futuristic deathcore. "Jock" is the first single from Hazing Over's upcoming Pestilence EP. The plinking rave synths that introduce "Jock," and, by proxy, Hazing Over, are a tip-off that this band is a different animal, one with a fresh … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hazing Over – Jock

Daily Yinz – Cameron Warren – OUT OF OUR CONTROL

Cameron Warren is a Penn Hills artist who embodies the spirit of DIY, recording, producing, and engineering his music while also designing the artwork and visuals. His most recent album, CROSSROADS, came out last fall. The album's opening track, "OUT OF OUR CONTROL," features some truly smoldering guitar work, demonstrated by trickling, fingerpicked chords that … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Cameron Warren – OUT OF OUR CONTROL

Daily Yinz – Roussett – So Particular

Roussett makes psychedelic music that you might hear in a lounge in outer space. "So Particular," one half of the duo's two-track December release, The Only Thing That Makes Sense Doesn't Exist, sounds like Kurt Vile by way of Glass Animals, the former's noodly, aw-shucks-man guitar excursions filtered through the latter's whispery atmospheres and glossy … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Roussett – So Particular