Daily Yinz/Premiere – The Real Sea – Jeong Kwan

Dream-poppers The Real Sea follow up June's swooning "Paper Machete" with "Jeong Kwan," premiering this morning on Bored In Pittsburgh. The single pays tribute to the titular Seon Buddhist nun and vegan chef, a woman who uses simple, homegrown food to explore the eternal. The song hits like a sunrise--slight at first, and then radiant--starting … Continue reading Daily Yinz/Premiere – The Real Sea – Jeong Kwan

Daily Yinz – FADE TO PHARAOH – When We Lose Our Names

FADE TO PHARAOH are an offshoot of psych-rock outfit Sciencevision; their self-titled debut was released on member Brandon Dunlap's Astral Research label. FADE TO PHARAOH's sounds encompass swaggering shoegaze, knotty six-string workouts, and whimsical slackerism, culminating with closer "When We Lose Our Names," which takes the previous songs' ingredients--jangling, jazz-tinged guitar, synth accents, and dextrous … Continue reading Daily Yinz – FADE TO PHARAOH – When We Lose Our Names

Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – She Loves Me Not

The hip-hop duo returns with "She Loves Me Not," a track that adopts the signature sounds of mid-2000s pop-punk. The first thing you'll notice about "She Loves Me Not" is Ase Snefru's pitch-perfect mock British accent, the sneering dialect popularized 15-20 years ago by every Cali dude with a guitar and skinny jeans. Each "I" … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – She Loves Me Not

Daily Yinz – Big Blitz – Squirrel Hill

Big Blitz are a trio that specialize in high-octane jazz compositions; their latest album, Naturalized, came out in August. Big Blitz's songs often feature two dueling brass instruments intertwined over a kinetic drumbeat. One such track, "Squirrel Hill," is built around a disco-adjacent rhythm (albeit with more acrobatic fills than you'll find in your usual … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Big Blitz – Squirrel Hill

Daily Yinz – Rex Tycoon – Dive Bar Diner

Indie-rockers Rex Tycoon recently released a goofy two-track album called Dive Bar Diner. The title track describes a place that all of us know in one form or another, the mediocre establishment where "the food's no good," "soda tastes funny," "chicken mashed potatoes always come out cold," and "there's a broken down jukebox at the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rex Tycoon – Dive Bar Diner

Daily Yinz – Bilal Abbey – Copper Skin (feat. Mani Bahia)

Rapper Bilal Abbey recently released Crash Landing, a brief work that draws parallels between love and space exploration. The release kicks off with "Copper Skin," a collaboration with vocalist Mani Bahia that begins with the kind of grainy countdown you'd hear in a Tom Hanks movie, setting the stage for Bilal's exploration of Planet Romance. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Bilal Abbey – Copper Skin (feat. Mani Bahia)

Daily Yinz – Reliable Child – Twenty One

Singer/songwriter Michael Berginc performs as Reliable Child, and recently released an EP under the moniker. Some Blue Imagination II contains four tracks that range from polished pop-rock to acoustic balladry to Mazzy Star covers. "Twenty One" is one of the ballads; it's built around gently swaying guitar chords, droplets of piano, and swishing drums, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Reliable Child – Twenty One

Daily Yinz – WRETCHED CRAWLER – Shifting Sands of The Summoner

Harsh noise artist Yotzeret Sheydim--under the moniker WRETCHED CRAWLER--recently released an album called The Thief in The Tower. The series of 18 punishing pieces follows the titular Crawler as it makes its way through a gruesome dungeon in search of treasure. French harsh noise artist Vomir once described his own work as "no ideas, no … Continue reading Daily Yinz – WRETCHED CRAWLER – Shifting Sands of The Summoner

Daily Yinz/Premiere – Sheridan Woika – Beehive (Strength)

Bedroom pop oddball Sheridan Woika releases "Beehive (Strength)," his first track since last year's rabbits, in advance of his upcoming album, ARCANA CONTINUA. The single is a power ballad done Woika style; sure, it's got cascading piano chords, reverent horns, and dramatic shifts from soft to loud, but it's also got ramshackle drum fragments, chaotically … Continue reading Daily Yinz/Premiere – Sheridan Woika – Beehive (Strength)