Daily Yinz – TyDanzuso – Lights In The Sky

TyDanzuso specializes in jazzy, muted hip-hop compositions; his latest single, "Lights In The Sky" takes a slightly spacier route. The track is mostly an instrumental, save for Danzuso's dazed mantra: "Lights in the sky every night." The phrase could be referring to stars or planets, but the quality of the music leads one to suspect … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TyDanzuso – Lights In The Sky

Daily Yinz – C.J. – Music to My Fears

Impressively-voiced artist C.J.'s latest release, The Blue EP, is a passionate ode to love and marriage. On the EP's opening track, "Music to My Fears," C.J.--who is himself getting married in September--uses a widescreen, gospel-tinged arrangement to deliver a heartfelt tribute to his future husband. Over a windswept piano part, accented by dramatic strings and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – C.J. – Music to My Fears

Daily Yinz – Requiem Witch – Meta Madness

As Requiem Witch, Carolyn Slothour infuses spooky electronic soundscapes with unearthly strands of flute. Requiem Witch's debut EP, Meta Madness, came out in late June. The title track is a creeping, downtempo affair that opens with bubbles of synth, mournful strings, and whispering percussion before Slothour's flute takes center stage, weaving its way hauntingly through … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Requiem Witch – Meta Madness

Daily Yinz – The Real Sea – Paper Machete

The Real Sea are a dream-pop quartet whose latest single, "Paper Machete," came out in late June. "Paper Machete" is the kind of swooning, hazy thing that, when performed live, could coax even the most introverted showgoers away from the wall and into the middle of the floor, to sway rapturously as chiming guitars and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Real Sea – Paper Machete

Millvale Music Festival Day 2

"What a professionally designed image!" - Me, after making this image in Word Check out Millvale Music Festival Day 1 here Here is the conversation that my girlfriend and I had during breakfast on August 7th, in the form of a short two-hander play: Setting: A South Side Slopes kitchen, late morning sunlight streaming in … Continue reading Millvale Music Festival Day 2

Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse -The Monk of Prospect Park

Avant-popper Andrew Muse recently released a split single, the second half of which focuses on a little-known act of political protest. Early in the morning on April 14, 2018, a man named David Buckel set himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Buckel was an influential LGBTQ+ rights lawyer--he had represented the estate of Brandon … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse -The Monk of Prospect Park

Daily Yinz – County Conservation District – Phillip Jeffries

Stephen Matejka's County Conservation District project morphed into its most accessible iteration yet with June's Some Fear. Inspired by a range of producers and composers, the tape evokes images of blue screens flickering late at night, images of old video games and B-movies flashing by at random. "Phillip Jeffries," named for a Twin Peaks character … Continue reading Daily Yinz – County Conservation District – Phillip Jeffries

Like A Child On A Rather Strange Journey – A Q+A With The Musical Alchemist Behind Sleep Movies

Photo provided by artist Skyler Brimmeier creates wonderfully strange music as Sleep Movies, conjuring soundscapes that balance wide-eyed whimsy and foreboding darkness. His latest album, Melt Transmission (Crafted Sounds), plunges listeners into a futuristic netherworld filled with disorienting textures and humanoid melancholy. Brimmeier was kind enough to answer some questions for an album write-up in … Continue reading Like A Child On A Rather Strange Journey – A Q+A With The Musical Alchemist Behind Sleep Movies

Daily Yinz – Angelea – AURA

Angelea is a Pittsburgh singer who recently released her debut single, "AURA." The track is an alluring not-so-slow jam that combines R&B and hip-hop stylings to create a listen that's simultaneously mellow and dynamic. Its instrumental, produced by TopShelfLeek, sees moth wing hi-hats cut through a haze of hothouse synth tones; the lush sonic expanse … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Angelea – AURA