Weekly Wrap-Up 04.29.22

A few words about a few local tracks that hit the spot this week ### Sommelier - Alt Weakly A sinister waltz that sounds like Muse performing a Danny Elfman-penned Off-Broadway musical centering on a struggling lounge singer hellbent on vengeance against those who have overlooked him. More from Sommelier Follow on Instagram and Facebook … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up 04.29.22

A Tarantula Whispering Bad Thoughts Into Your Ear – A Q+A With Surrealist Troubadour Gus Englehorn

Photo by Estée Preda. Banner photo by Ariane Moisan. Gus Englehorn is an Alaskan singer/songwriter, now based out of Montréal, whose innocent-sounding bleat and whimsical turns of phrase belie the spooky undercurrent that swirls beneath his scruffy garage rockers. Englehorn released his debut album, Death & Transfiguration, in 2020, and recently played a show at … Continue reading A Tarantula Whispering Bad Thoughts Into Your Ear – A Q+A With Surrealist Troubadour Gus Englehorn

Daily Yinz – Tyler Heaven – Mongoose

Tyler Heaven are a quintet whose full-length March debut, Darkness on the Edge of the Parking Lot, combines lush sonics with haunted lyrics. Throughout Darkness's ten tracks, guitars chime, drums echo and hiss, violins keen, and Brady Lanzendorfer, voice pitched at a Daniel Johnston quaver, conjures images that hint at catastrophe without revealing it fully. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Tyler Heaven – Mongoose

Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – The Girl From Topeka

In advance of their upcoming album, Ride the Dark Trail, The Mixus Brothers recently released a sepia-toned single called "The Girl From Topeka." The track contains The Mixus Brothers' signature elements--rollicking strums, ramshackle vocal harmonies, toe-tapping percussion--but fleshes them out with strands of electric guitar (courtesy of one "EZ Mixus") that wink and glitter like … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – The Girl From Topeka

Daily Yinz – Corrine Jasmin – Move Through 2.0

Pittsburgh-to-NYC transplant Corrine Jasmin remixes "Move Through," the second half of a two-part track from her standout 2021 release, Fever Dream Insomniac. Where the original "Move Through," a pillowy jazz-house cut featuring free associative, pitch-shifted vocals, is introduced by "Let Go," a spoken word segment that muses on the enervating effects of unbalanced relationships, the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Corrine Jasmin – Move Through 2.0

Daily Yinz – Partly Sunny – GOD BLESS

Partly Sunny, comprising Alex Gleue and Zach Bronder (Bat Zuppel, Slow Bluff, Flower Crown, Astrology Now, Good Sport), recently released Fesh, which features Rave Ami's Evan Meindl on drums. Partly Sunny (and I have to take a minute to appreciate their name, because it is the most appropriate Pittsburgh moniker I've ever heard) play a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Partly Sunny – GOD BLESS

Daily Yinz – Halloway Williams – Appalachia

Halloway Williams's (stage name of Billie Sue Bracken) ROCKABYE is a hushed, glimmering meditation on growth, loss, and queer identity. The EP's five tracks purl outward like ripples on a sylvan memory pond whose surface has been stirred by the gentle toss of a stone. Pianos echo, synths gurgle, spare percussion crackles, and Bracken's feathery … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Halloway Williams – Appalachia