Daily Yinz – Baseball Dad – Flowers + Tea

Baseball Dad are a Pittsburgh outfit whose twee-pop ditties prominently feature the ukulele. Baseball Dad's new single, "Flowers + Tea," finds the group filling out its usually sparse sound with drums, guitar, and bass. The song is a heartbroken little number that sees ukulelist/singer Hal McDonough sitting in a tub, smoking cigarettes and thinking about … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Baseball Dad – Flowers + Tea

Daily Yinz – Fictional Girlfriend – Serotonin Shuffle

Pittsburgh's Fictional Girlfriend creates elusive compositions that find the midpoint between ambient, noise, and experimental electronic music. The latest Fictional Girlfriend release, Violence Pop, comes to us unmastered and lightly mixed. The album's sounds are tinnier and more brittle as a result; where previous FG releases like last April's Phi of the Green Hills are … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Fictional Girlfriend – Serotonin Shuffle

Daily Yinz – Rhyme – Nirvana

Rhyme is a Pittsburgh-via-Flint-via-Minneapolis rapper, singer, and dancer whose latest EP, Goin' Up, was released at the end of November (so yes, we're a bit late on this one). Rhyme's flows on Goin' Up augment Cardi B-style brashness and badassery with a strong melodic edge, while the EP's instrumentals range from underwater booms and baps … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rhyme – Nirvana

Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Mezzotint

Pittsburgh producer Glo Phase follows up last summer's Fall Deep, a collaboration with vocalist Jocelyn Rent, with Mezzotint, a series of washed-out, downtempo instrumentals. A mezzotint is defined as "a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened, for shading, and partially scraped smooth, giving light … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Mezzotint

Daily Yinz – Julian Glander – ANTASIA: Music for my Little Six-Legged Friends

With ANTASIA: Music for my Little Six-Legged Friends, noted illustrator and 3D graphic artist Julian Glander has created "the first album recorded JUST for ants." Glander's music, like the artwork featured in his bizarrely entertaining comics, pulses with a digital vitality. The squishy, anthropomorphic shapes that traipse through his blocky, 3D planes find their sonic … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Julian Glander – ANTASIA: Music for my Little Six-Legged Friends

Daily Yinz – chris††† – Victim

Chris††† is an irreverent Pittsburgh vaporwave artist that borrows liberally from all corners of the musicverse. Chris†††'s new single, Victim, takes a step away from the frantic plunderphonics of some earlier releases and into the realm of stately instrumental grandeur. The single's title track is the kind of thing that would play in a movie … Continue reading Daily Yinz – chris††† – Victim

Daily Yinz – Hozay – Baby Boy

Hozay is a Pittsburgh rapper whose white-knuckle bars hit like a series of gut punches. Hozay's new single, "Baby Boy," (produced by Pittsburgh's own Stunna2Fly) portrays an existence teetering on the edge of destruction. The stakes are set immediately. Within the track's first half-minutes, Hozay raps, backed by a menacing piano figure, "The life I'm … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hozay – Baby Boy