Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Photo by Marie Mashyna Lindsay Dragan is a self-described "garage folk" artist whose music, performed either solo or with her band, walks the line between yearning intimacy and rousing, open-road abandon. Her path has taken her from Pittsburgh to Arizona to New York and back home again. She was kind enough to answer some questions … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Everywhere

Self-described "garage-folk" artist Lindsay Dragan returns with "Everywhere," a soaring rocker that reaches for transcendence in the face of hardship. The track is led by a propulsive rhythm section, airy guitar arpeggios, and a wistful violin motif that mirrors the song's central vocal refrain, a belted "It's everywheeeere" that seems to encompass a life's worth … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Everywhere

If It Is, It Is — A Q+A With The Homespun High Lonesomers Of The Mixus Brothers

Photo provided by artists The Mixus Brothers are a Pittsburgh duo whose music taps into the elemental, unearthly soul of classic Appalachian music, but does so with its own spin and on its own terms. They recently released the third installment of their Lonesome Gods series, and Red and Jebbh Mixus were both kind enough … Continue reading If It Is, It Is — A Q+A With The Homespun High Lonesomers Of The Mixus Brothers

Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – The High Lonesome

The Mixus Brothers, purveyors of homespun country tunes, recently released the third and final chapter of their Lonesome Gods series. The four-song album contains fiddle-driven hoedowns, trumpet-assisted ballads, and quivering waltzes, the two Mixus Bros (backed by a small supporting cast) packing an impressive amount of variety into a short runtime. Closing track "The High … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – The High Lonesome

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 – Elton Wong – Free Love Song

Elton Wong (who has also recorded as The Kowloon Corporation, HOME APPLIANCE SYSTEM, and Weather T.V.) dabbles in folk, vaporwave, spoken word, and more. The central track on the recently released Elton Wong's Free Love Single, the "Free Love Song" itself, hews closer to Daniel Johnston's brand of outsider sincerity than it does to the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Elton Wong – Free Love Song

Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Desert Palm

Country-folk artist Lindsay Dragan released "Desert Palm" at 12:00 PM yesterday (1/20/21), so you know what the song is about. The single is a muscular rocker pulled along by chunky, distorted bass--courtesy of David Bennett Traugh--and a seething vocal turn from Dragan. With lyrics aimed at our former (yes, former, finally) president, you might expect … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Desert Palm

Daily Yinz – LaRue June – I’m Finished

Casey Hanner (of Pittsburgh power-pop stalwarts Donora) brings us The Sadness, her first country-folk release under the LaRue June moniker. All country albums contain wisps of heartbreak, but The Sadness is haunted by it, the album's ten tracks strewn with the rubble of a crumbled relationship, bits of emotional debris finding form in homemade curtains … Continue reading Daily Yinz – LaRue June – I’m Finished

Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Solitary Thrill

Country/folk artist Lindsay Dragan, whose simmering "Radiant Light" was one of my favorite Pittsburgh tracks of 2019, returns with a new single called "Solitary Thrill." The track is a smooth, midtempo rocker that explores the yearning that comes from sitting at a desk while your "head is driving through sunsets in the Midwest." Dragan sings … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lindsay Dragan – Solitary Thrill

Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – Filthy Wine

Pittsburgh country/folk duo The Mixus Brothers released the second chapter of their Lonesome Gods series in late August. Album opener "Filthy Wine," a shuffling paean to a "desire to go up to the far blue mountains and escape with friends," features deep-fried slide guitar licks (courtesy of one Mose Mixus) that wink and glint like … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – Filthy Wine