Daily Yinz – A-Money & the Downtown City – D’Olier & Grafton

Singer/songwriter Adam Merulli recently released volume 2 of Schoolhouse Sessions, a series of intimate live tracks recorded under his A-Money & the Downtown City moniker. "D'Olier & Grafton" is named for two streets in Dublin, Ireland, where Merulli spent time a few years ago while studying abroad in Paris. The song, a reflective number led … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A-Money & the Downtown City – D’Olier & Grafton

Daily Yinz – Odell Lancaster – Mindset (ft. KeyDaIntro)

Odell Lancaster (one half of hip-hop duo Notorious Bastards) collaborates with KeyDaIntro on his latest single, produced by Venturebeatsofficial. "Mindset" displays the same dusty, crate-digging tendencies as Odell's work with Notorious Bastards, with chimes, gentle cymbals, and a slithering flute melody providing backing for veil-piercing rhymes about politics ("The president's evil/And the polls ain't nothing … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Odell Lancaster – Mindset (ft. KeyDaIntro)

Daily Yinz – Emily Rodgers – I Will Be Gone

Emily Rodgers's latest release, I Will Be Gone (Shimmy-Disc), is a haunting document of loss. I Will Be Gone is a tribute to Rodgers's brother, who died by schizophrenia-related suicide fifteen years ago; the music contained within is spectral and feathery, but elemental and emotionally direct at the same time. Produced by Kramer (a man … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Emily Rodgers – I Will Be Gone

Daily Yinz – adam void – unread #271

Unread is a Pittsburgh label that's been "making tapes from empty aluminum cans since 1994"; they specialize in bizarre outsider stuff, never conventional and always entertaining. Adam void's unread #271 is one of the label's more recent releases. Adam void approaches the record with a gonzo sensibility, using rudimentary home recording tools to create a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – adam void – unread #271

Daily Yinz – Fam Ross x Arsinel – Emaculate

Rappers Fam Ross and Arsinel team up for Pen Lordz, a masterclass in lyrical underground hip-hop. "Emaculate" gets by on atmosphere and wordplay alone. No snares, no kicks; there isn't a bit of percussion to be accounted for outside of a few steady taps on the world's gentlest cymbal. Weeping strings, glistening harp flourishes, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Fam Ross x Arsinel – Emaculate

Daily Yinz – Monochromatic Residua – Eternal Mountain

Aaron Myers-Brooks's Monochromatic Residua project uses death metal as a vehicle to explore the power of microtones (AKA the notes you can't find on a piano). Monochromatic Residua's latest EP, Eternal Mountain, contains brutal blastbeats, apocalyptic imagery, and, of course, furious shredding that refuses to adhere to the chromatic scale. On the EP's title track, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Monochromatic Residua – Eternal Mountain

Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Come with Me (ft. Jocelyn Rent)

Glo Phase and Jocelyn Rent, whose 2019 collaboration, Fall Deep, was a supremely chill study in vocal house, reunite for an EP called Escape, originally meant for release right around the time COVID struck. The EP's four tracks center on themes of transition and change, and closer "Come with Me" sees Rent perched at the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Come with Me (ft. Jocelyn Rent)

Daily Yinz – slugss – belladonna

The psych-rockers of slugss released the wonderfully dreamy APPEAL a few years back; now, they let us under the hood with a collection of outtakes and demos from that era. Some of the tracks included on APPEAL outtakes eventually made the final cut, while others laid dormant until now. "Belladonna" is one of the latter … Continue reading Daily Yinz – slugss – belladonna

Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon X Billy Hoyle – Dolphin Death Rainbow

Rapper Moemaw Naedon teamed up with producer Billy Hoyle for March's Human Speedball, which was released to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the duo's Travel Through collaboration. The three-track collection positions Moemaw's gruff, hyper-focused delivery overtop Hoyle's sample-heavy boom-bap beats. The album opens with the evocatively named "Dolphin Death Rainbow," a brisk, white-knuckle track led … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon X Billy Hoyle – Dolphin Death Rainbow