Weekly Wrap-Up 04.28.23

A few words about a few local tracks that hit the spot this week ### Great American Racer - Desire The opener to a concept album inspired by the drug addictions that ravish Rust Belt towns, this one uses stargazing guitar chords and weary vocals to convey a sense of plaintive desperation in a way … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up 04.28.23


Weekly Wrap-Up 04.21.23

A few words about a few local tracks that hit the spot this week ### Luwidakid - Babylon A bleary, contemplative shuffle that floats within a peaceful bubble as it picks its way through the trials of a cold world. More from Luwidakid Follow on Instagram https://open.spotify.com/track/0YCqlAOxajUExS3XpmPOKj?si=4f224d622a4948fc ### Sommelier - Killing the Au Pair (Requiem … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up 04.21.23

Daily Yinz – slowdanger – CRUEL HAND

slowdanger are an experimental performance body whose work fuses sound and movement; their latest album is called VEIL. slowdanger have long used dissonant synths and eerie snippets of the human voice to build their mysterious sound cocoons, but VEIL represents a long stride into a swirling, noisy abyss. Grainy static whips the ears like a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – slowdanger – CRUEL HAND

Daily Yinz – Calvin & Cletus – WitChu

NardoSays and Good Dude Lojack join forces as Calvin & Cletus, with a debut album out on Delicate Cashmere. Individually, these musicians specialize in rich, funky productions that are heavy in texture and atmosphere, so it follows that the music they create together would be as lush and vibrant as a rainforest. Beats bounce and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Calvin & Cletus – WitChu

Daily Yinz – Skeletonized – Rat Burger

For their latest album, Weed Metal, the free jazz noisemakers collaborated with synth brutalists from CA's Daft Alliance. I've never eaten a rat burger. I don't know if anyone's eaten a rat burger. Nevertheless, Skeletonized and their collaborators have created a theme for the pestilent sandwich, and it's surprisingly placid, by Skeletonized standards. Sure, there … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Skeletonized – Rat Burger

Daily Yinz – Stunna2Fly – East Carson Stunna

The incendiary rapper crowdsources a music video on Pittsburgh's rowdiest street. You see some things when you walk along East Carson Street on a Friday or Saturday night. College kids stumbling along arm-in-arm, pools of freshly-spewed vomit dotting the sidewalk, drifting clouds of fragrant smoke, belligerent bouncers, police lights strobing like disco balls. The scene … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Stunna2Fly – East Carson Stunna

Weekly Wrap-Up 04.07.23

A few words about a few local tracks that hit the spot this week ### Choo Jackson - Blimish A chattering, trilling instrumental (produced by Christo, Ric, and Thadeus) provides backing for teetering flows and melodic hooks alike. More from Choo Jackson Follow on Instagram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJJ2EzY9ju8 ### The Elton Wong Adventure Band - On The … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up 04.07.23

Daily Yinz – Charle Wallace – go for a walk

Charle Wallace's recent release, Windowed, features a series of analogue synth and drum machine experiments. The Catch-22 of the depressive malaise: the actions that might improve your internal state are the actions you're most resistant to taking. Exhibit 1 of this phenomenon is the humble walk. How hard can it be to put on some … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Charle Wallace – go for a walk