Daily Yinz – Mome Rath – Sunlit

Mitcham Tuell's Mome Rath project (named for the tiny, two-legged puffballs from Alice In Wonderland) infuses dance music with a jittery, unsettling energy. Mome Rath's debut release, Kitchamajig, contains vaporous melodic swells, fast-twitch drum programming, brass accents, and a few garbled vocal samples. "Sunlit," the album's second track, is both its strangest and most subdued … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Mome Rath – Sunlit

Daily Yinz – Bishop Ivy – CAN’T IMAGINE

Bishop Ivy's new EP, parasocial, explores loss and loneliness through the lens of glossy electronic pop. Imagine if the two Justins (Bieber, Timberlake) got their hearts broken, teamed up, and went on a Shlohmo binge; parasocial resembles the fruits of that hypothetical collaboration. Digitized drums boom, pulses of bass worm their way beneath darkly sleek … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Bishop Ivy – CAN’T IMAGINE

Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Ice Sleeper

Glo Phase, a producer who moved from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles earlier this year, recently released a new record on the 100% Silk label. With each album, Glo Phase consistently manages to balance crystalline gloss and soulful warmth, and Early Moments is no different. Misty keyboard tones wash over beds of crisp, organic-sounding percussion, like … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Ice Sleeper

Daily Yinz – Think Good Audio – day by day

Think Good Audio's Michael Haynes was hospitalized earlier this year with a severe case of COVID-19; his October release, Breathe, wordlessly chronicles the harrowing experience. Breathe's ten tracks, each less than two minutes long, lead the listener through the doors of the ICU, past beeping ventilators and disembodied gasps for air, and into the light … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Think Good Audio – day by day

As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Photo provided by artist Feeble little horse are a quartet that filters compact pop music through layers of fuzz and electronic sound effects. Their April debut EP, modern tourism, contained five nuggets of bummed out bedroom fare, while their upcoming full-length album, Hayday (due out 10/22 on Julia's War Recordings), raises the group's sound to … Continue reading As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Daily Yinz – Princess Nostalgia – Jolene

Pittsburgh-raised electro-funk artist Princess Nostalgia pays tribute to the legendary Dolly Parton with a cover of "Jolene." Where Parton's original track is a twangy country belter, Princess N's version is a slinky, futuristic slow-burner, with Parton's classic ascending/descending guitar riff replaced by echoing "ba-da-da" vocals, and the song's pace slowed down to a sultry crawl. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Princess Nostalgia – Jolene

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 – 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 – 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