Daily Yinz – DJ Workaholic – Really Nasty

DJ Workaholic specializes in a frenetic, supercharged style of electronic music known as "happy hardcore." Workaholic's new EP, Phosphene (released via the Metamind Artistry Collective) contains sugary synths, caffeinated tempos, and gobs of monstrous bass. "Really Nasty," a track built around pounding, merciless drum programming, bludgeons you over the head with a two-note hook (not … Continue reading Daily Yinz – DJ Workaholic – Really Nasty

Daily Yinz – Hazing Over – Jock

Shin Guard is now Hazing Over, the name change signifying a shift from gritty skramz to futuristic deathcore. "Jock" is the first single from Hazing Over's upcoming Pestilence EP. The plinking rave synths that introduce "Jock," and, by proxy, Hazing Over, are a tip-off that this band is a different animal, one with a fresh … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hazing Over – Jock

Blood Menace – Threat EP

Purchase Blood Menace's Threat EP to support Sisters PGH, a "transgender centered drop-in space, resource provider and shelter transitioning program based in Pittsburgh, PA" and 1Hood Media, a collective of socially conscious artists & activists who utilize art to raise awareness." Threat is a glitchy, rumbling deathcore effort from Shin Guard bassist Jake Yencik. It … Continue reading Blood Menace – Threat EP

Daily Yinz – Chiller – Dread Creeps In

Chiller is a Pittsburgh punk outfit whose music sounds quite different than what its name might imply. Chiller's new self-titled EP clocks in at exactly 318 seconds, so we'll keep this post brief to match. The group kicks in the door with opening track "Dread Creeps In," a hyperactive barrage of barked vocals, galloping drums, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chiller – Dread Creeps In

Daily Yinz – Facewreck – Losin’ My Cool

Facewreck is a Pittsburgh hardcore act that pledges undying fealty to the power of the eternal mosh pit. Facewreck recently released 2020 Single 1 Yo, which is (surprise!) their first single of the new decade. It features the track "Losin' My Cool," a fightin' song if I've ever heard one. If the 2010's were the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Facewreck – Losin’ My Cool

Daily Yinz – Speed Plans – American Gun

Speed Plans are a Pittsburgh hardcore act whose second album of 2019 is appropriately titled More Hardcore. "American Gun," the album's second track, hints at glammy swagger for about seven seconds before bursting into half a minute of distorted punk fury. It sounds like Hüsker Dü hitting a polluted beach, a quick, seesawing two-chord passage … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Speed Plans – American Gun

Daily Yinz-No Good Deed-Never Be Like You

No Good Deed are a Pittsburgh hardcore act whose furious, defiant manifestos carry on the legacy of "beatdown" bands like Hatebreed and Terror. A photo of No Good Deed from their Bandcamp page shows frontman Brandon "Barker" Phillips (awesome nickname, I know), wearing a shirt that reads "REVELING IN THE ABYSS," extending his mic in … Continue reading Daily Yinz-No Good Deed-Never Be Like You